3 December 2007,
New York, Rockefeller Plaza
Price Realised USD 1,750
ELIOT, Thomas Stearns (1888-1965). Four Quartets. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1943.
8o. Original black cloth; dust jacket (some darkening, some very minor wear at edges); cloth slipcase. Provenance: Edward Holten Schmidt (bookplate, ink annotation on front free endpaper); Jonathan Goodwin (his sale part III, Sotheby Parke Bernet, 12 April 1978, lot 632, part).
FIRST EDITION, FIRST IMPRESSION with "first American edition" on the verso of the title-page. Although the first impression consisted of 4165 copies, 3377 were destroyed because the margins were incorrectly set as a result of unskilled war-time labor. The remaining 788 copies were used to preserve copyright and for review purposes. Connolly, The Modern Movement 92; Gallup A43a.
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