ELIOT, T.S. Poems 1909-1925.

ELIOT, T.S. Poems 1909-1925.

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ELIOT, T.S. Poems 1909-1925. London, Faber & Gwyer, 1925

8vo. Blue cloth with a paper label to spine; outer edge untrimmed; pp. [8] 5-98 [2]; previous bookseller sticker to rear pastedown of 'The Holliday Bookshop New York'; slight offsetting to end papers; light spotting to prelims and title page; spine rubbed to tips and a little faded, slight bubbling of the cloth along the edges, near-contemporary ownership name in ink to ffep; otherwsie very good.
First edition, lacking the fragile dust wrapper.
This key early collection marked the start of modernist writer T.S Eliot's association with Faber, collecting all the key early works including Prufrock, Poems (1920), The Waste Land and The Hollow Men which appears complete here for the first time. The Hollow Men is divided into five parts and concludes with the famous reiteration of lines" This is the way the world ends/ Not with a bang but a whimper". An obituary for Eliot in The New York Times stated that the last four lines of the poem are "probably the most quoted lines of any 20th-century poet writing in English".

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