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PRUFROCK AND OTHER OBSERVATIONS by  T. S.: ELIOT - Signed First Edition - from Lucius Books (SKU: 17657)

PRUFROCK AND OTHER OBSERVATIONS

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PRUFROCK AND OTHER OBSERVATIONS

by ELIOT, T. S.:

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London: The Egoist Ltd. 1917. First edition of Eliot's monumentally influential first poetry collection. First edition of Eliot's monumentally influential first poetry collection. Publisher's original buff card covers printed in black. A superb fine copy, the binding square and tight with just the slightest of rubbing and toning at the extremities, the spine intact with light creasing. The contents are bright and fresh throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Housed in a bespoke cloth solander case, suede lined with recess and cloth chemise, to the inner cover of which has a tipped in card, signed by T. S. Eliot in blue ink. A stellar example of a notoriously fragile production, rare in fine original condition. The author's first book, collecting The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock; Portrait of a Lady; Preludes; Rhapsody on a Windy Night; Morning at the Window; The Boston Evening Transcript; Aunt Helen; Cousin Nancy; Mr. Apollinax; Hysteria; Conversation Galante; La Figlia che Piange. The title poem, a dramatic monologue written as a stream of consciousness, is one of the founding texts exploring modernist themes and aesthetics. 500 copies printed. (Gallup A1; Connolly, The Modern Movement 30a). Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

Synopsis

This collection of poems contains one of Eliot's first and most well-known poems, namely, the Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, in which he examines, through the introspections of the narrator, the emptiness and soulless quality of the bleak social world surrounding him.

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Bookseller
Lucius Books GB (GB)
Bookseller's Inventory #
17657
Title
PRUFROCK AND OTHER OBSERVATIONS
Author
ELIOT, T. S.:
Book condition
Used
Edition
First edition of Eliot's monumentally influential first poet
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
London: The Egoist Ltd. 1917

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Our shop is located in central York within a stones throw of the historic Micklegate Bar and walls. We are open seven days a week and carry a high quality stock specialising in but not limited to first editions, signed copies, bound sets and childrens / illustrated books and original art. Our opening times are 10am to 6pm Monday to Saturday and 11am to 4pm on Sundays.Lucius Books is proud to be a full member of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association (ABA) and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB) trade associations. If you are unable to make it to the shop then our stock is available to view on our website at www.luciusbooks.com

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