ELIOT, T.S. The Cocktail Party; a comedy. London: Faber and Faber, 1949
8vo. Publisher's green cloth, spine lettered in gilt; in the original dust-wrapper printed in red and black (not price-clipped); pp. [vi], 7-167, ; light sunning to top edge of cloth, as well as top edge and spine of wrapper; a few light spots to lower panel of wrapper; slight discoloration to half-title; else a very good copy.
First edition, with misprint "here" for "her" on line 1 of p.29 (believed to be one of only a few hundred out of the total of 19,950 copies issued with this misprint). A witty comedy of keeping up appearances in a West End drawing room, including, of course, interjections of Eliot's view of the bleak hollowness of materialism which haunts post-war Britain.
Gallup, Eliot, A55a.