POEMS by TS Eliot New York Alfred A Knopf 1920 First American Book of Poetry

$220.00

Dedicated to Jean Verdenal 1889-1915, a French medical officer who served and was killed in World War I in the Gallipoli Campaign at the Dardanelles. Verdenal was a classmate of Eliot’s at the Sorbonne and introduced him to the French symbolist poets.

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Eliot, T.S., POEMS by T. S. Eliot. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1920.  7 ¾ in x 5 in, 19.5 cm x 13 cm. 63 pages. Dedicated to Jean Verdenal 1889-1915, a French medical officer who served and was killed in World War I in the Gallipoli Campaign at the Dardanelles. Verdenal was a classmate of Eliot’s at the Sorbonne and introduced him to the French symbolist poets. Twenty-four poems were published in this first volume of Eliot’s poetry published in the United States. Bound in brown ribbed paper. No dust jacket. Title and author printed on the spine and front cover in darker brown. Slight chipping to the spine, otherwise good and tight copy printed on fine heavy paper. Brentano’s bookseller’s tag on the inside back cover.

United States Consul Edinburgh Wallace Bruce Here’s a Hand First Edition Signed Inscribed 1893

 

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Author

Eliot, T S Eliot

Title

POEMS by T. S. Eliot.