T. S. Eliot's verse dramatization of the murder of Thomas Becket at Canterbury, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature The Archbishop Thomas Becket speaks fatal words before he is martyred in T. S. Eliot's best-known drama, based on the murder of the Archbishop of Canterbury in 1170. Praised for its poetically masterful handling of issues of ...Read MoreT. S. Eliot's verse dramatization of the murder of Thomas Becket at Canterbury, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature The Archbishop Thomas Becket speaks fatal words before he is martyred in T. S. Eliot's best-known drama, based on the murder of the Archbishop of Canterbury in 1170. Praised for its poetically masterful handling of issues of faith, politics, and the common good, T. S. Eliot's play bolstered his reputation as the most significant poet of his time.Read Less
Fair. Book is well read but remains a good reading copy with all of the pages and binding intact. The spine has bends and the cover has wear from reading including rubbing and bends. May have writing or highlighting. Quick response.
Very Good. Book Stated first edition, slightly rippled pages, dj shows significant closed tears to front, and waterstain smudges to rear affecting the ripple in some of the rear pages, not as bad as it sounds.
First Edition. A touch of offsetting to the front endpaper, else Fine and unread in a Fine dust jacket. A pristine copy of this key Eliot drama, written about Thomas A. Becket, the Archbishop of Canterbury from 1162 until he was assassinated in 1170 as a result of his conflicts with King Henry II of England over the rights and privileges of the Church. Gallup A29.b.
Duodecimo [12mo]; 88pp; softcover in dustjacket; Zephyr's light blue dustjacket [for poetry and drama] printed in red over softcover wraps printed in black; dustjacket shows moderate hand soiling; some mild wear to top edge and spine; interior wraps generally clean and unmarked; binding very slightly cocked; owner inscription verso front wrap records gift receipt; SIGNED BY T. S. ELIOT in a familiar manner, scoring out his printed name, signing below, with his slanted scoring below the signature; "Paris, 1947" in ink in another hand below Eliot's scoring. Unusual to see this or any Zephyr edition signed. Gallup E3e(1). Shelved in Case #0. Dupont.
Signed by Author Eliot, T. S. Murder In The Cathedral. Signed. Folded card stock 2pp., 5" x 7"1/2 folded in very good or better condition, mildly foxed Special performance of this, his cornerstone play at Westminster Cathedral Hall, January 18th (1939). Neatly signed by Eliot in blue fountain pen at the top of the front cover. A rare item as such. $1775.
Acting edition for the Festival of the Friends of Canterbury Cathedral. Octavo. Original grey wrappers printed in dark blue. With a plain paper dust jacket. Upper inner hinge cracked but holding, annotations in ink to front free endpaper, pencil annotations to text throughout. Scattered mild foxing to contents; an excellent copy. First edition, first impression, titled and signed by Eliot on the jacket, with a note in his handwriting: "Lent to Speech Training Group." One of 750 copies published in May 1935 for sale at performances of the play in Canterbury Cathedral, with slightly altered and abbreviated text following that used in the performances. The full text was first published in June of the same year by Faber and Faber. Gallup A29a.
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