Selected Essays 1917-1932
by T. S. Eliot
Simi Valley, California
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1932. VeryGood. London: Faber and Faber Limited, 1932. 454 pp. 8vo. White vellum with a gilt stamped title on the spine. Top edge gilt. In a red cloth covered 3 paneled chemise and a matching slipcase. Signed by author. Book Condition: Fine. The endpapers are very slightly rippled, minor foxing in the front and back. The slipcase is in near fine condition. The red leather gilt stamped spine label is lightly rubbed. Some of the essays: The Function of Criticism / A Dialogue on Dramatic Poetry / Seneca in Elizabethan Translation / Christopher Marlowe / Hamlet / Ben Johnson. Unrecorded, probable presentation binding. Not numbered. SIGNED.
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