New York: Harcort Brace and Company , 1946.
First Edition, Eigth Printing. Hardcover. Signed by Author. Eliot, T. S. SELECTED ESSAYS 1917-1932. New York: Harcourt Brace and Company, 1932 [1946.] 8vo., 415pp. full navy cloth gilt title on spine. First edition, eighth printing of May, 1946: printing code [h.5.46] on copyright page. Presentation Copy, inscribed by Eliot in dark blue fountain pen. who has crossed out his name at the top of the title page & written: "Inscribed for / Victor Morrison / by T. S. Eliot / 14.v.47." Counter-signed by the recipient on the front flyleaf dated "Princeton, March 1947." Eliot would win the Nobel Prize in 1948. Gilt dulled somewhat as usual (but still very readable), else a tight, sound, very good copy with a couple of spots to the cloth, showing light use, in a very good or better supplied dustwrapper. Contains: The Tradition of Individual Talent / The Function of Criticism / A Dialogue on Dramatic Poetry / Seneca in Elizabethan Translation / Christopher Marlowe / Hamlet / Ben Johnson / Thomas Middleton / William Blake / Baudelaire & much more. A very nice example. Bookseller Inventory # 32243.
Item #32243 Price: US$1,775.00