Eliot, T.S. ~ The Family Reunion : Signed By The Author
Faber And Faber : 1939
The First UK Printing published by Faber and Faber in 1939. The BOOK is in near Fine condition. The binding remains tight. The red lettering to the grey boards is bright. A hint of ghosting to the spine. Lower edges have a hint of rubbing in places. Light spotting to the end papers and the text-block, otherwise the contents are clean. A hint of toning to the page edges. Free from inscriptions. The WRAPPER is complete and is in Very Good++ or better condition. It is the correct first issue with the price of 7s 6d net to the front flap. Mild edge-wear with some toning to the spine and edges. One very small mark to the rear cover. The wrapper is protected in a removable Brodart archival cover. The book has been Signed (without dedication) by the author to the title page. 'Though Eliot based The Family Reunion on the plot of Aeschylus' Eumenides, he designed it to tell a story of christian redemption. The play opened in the West End in March 1939 and closed to mixed reviews five weeks later' (ODNB) Gallup A33a. A very nice copy and scarce with such attributes.
CONDITION: Near Fine
JACKET: Very Good++