The Four Quartets." /> ELIOT, T. S. (1888-1965). <I>Four Quartets.</I> London: Faber & Faber, 1944. 8°. Original tan cloth, dust-jacket lettered in black and red (a few very short tears, small stain on upper wrapper). Ownership signature of Max Wildi dated ?Feb. 1944 on front free endpaper, and with a note in his fluent hand quoting Eliot at the end of 'East Coker': 'T.S.E. on 24 May 1940: "The title is taken from a village in Somerset where my family lived for some 2 centuries. The 1st section contains some phrases of Tudor English taken from 'The Governor' of Sir Thomas Elyot who was a grandson of Simon Elyot or Eliot of that village. The 3rd section contains several lines adapted from 'The Ascent of Mount Carmel'. I think that the imagery of the 1st section (though taken from the village itself) may have been influenced by recollection of ?'Geruselshausen' which I have not read for many years.' In addition Wildi has inscribed the front flap of the dust-jacket with some details regarding the publishing history of each part of <I>The Four Quartets.</I> | Christie's