Good+ First edition of T. S. Eliot's second book, written anonymously by Eliot at Pound's request, and then corrected by Pound before publication. One of 1000 copies printed. Frontispiece reproduces a Henri Gaudier-Brzeska sketch of Ezra Pound. Original pink boards, a bit grubby and flecked as usual; slightly shaken. Large and elaborately decorative bookplate of collector Walter A. Donnelly fixed to inside front board. A notoriously fragile item.
Good. 12mo-over 6¾"-7¾" tall. Rare first edition. Limited to 1, 000. Rose-colored boards, moderate edge, spine wear, bump. Pages good, clean. Frontispiece sketch of Pound by Henri Gaudier-Brzeska. Bind good. Ezra Pound greatly influenced and encouraged T. S. Eliot's publication of his writings. Pound prompted Eliot to write this pamphlet, though anonymously in order to avoid accusation of mutual promotion and his authorship was not made public until two years after original publication. The title itself was Pound's idea, thematically linking it to another book by the publisher, Ezra Pound's Lustra. Brief tribute to Pound and analysis of his writings issued to promote Knopf's edition of Lustra. Pound revised and corrected it before sending it off to John Quinn, who was arranging publication. Insured post.
Very good(-) 31p., rose colored boards; spine faded, with a few chips; first few pages foxed, inner hinge split. New York: Knopf, 1917. First Edition. Written anonymously, with the encouragement & participation of Pound.
Henri Gautier-Brzeska. Very Good. No Jacket. Eliot's second book, published anonymously and in an edition of only 1000 copies. This is a Very Good copy of the First Edition. Ribbed paper-covered binding with gilt lettering on the front cover; the original pink colour is a bit faded toward the edges and the spine has turned to brown. Clean text; 31 pages, with a bibliography. The black and white frontis illustration is by Henri Gaudier-Brzeska. The corners are bumped. A sound copy of an important work connecting two of the great modernists of the Twentieth Century. Lacking a dustjacket; in an archival plastic protector. Size: 12mo-over 6¾"-7¾" tall.
First edition of Eliot's second book, one of only 1000 copies printed. Issued anonymously in January 1918 to coincide with the publication of Pound's LUSTRA. Eliot's authorship was not revealed until 1920. Original rose paper boards, without the plain dust jacket. Spine faded to tan, small closed tear on spine, hinge starting at title page (still tight), otherwise very good or better.
Alibris, the Alibris logo, and Alibris.com are registered trademarks of Alibris, Inc.
Copyright in bibliographic data and cover images is held by Nielsen Book Services Limited, Baker & Taylor, Inc., or by their respective licensors, or by the publishers, or by their respective licensors. For personal use only. All rights reserved. All rights in images of books or other publications are reserved by the original copyright holders.