coloured plate and endpiece, 2 pp., printed wrapper, Size: Octavo (standard book size). All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Category: Poetry; Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. For further info on this title, click on the "Ask Bookseller a Question" button directly underneath this listing. We will try to reply within two working days. Buyers from OUTSIDE of the UK are strongly recommended to make contact, to ask for an accurate shipping cost, BEFORE buying. N° de ref. de la librería
Título: The Cultivation of Christmas Trees, ...
Condición del libro: Fair
Edición: Ariel Poem.
Descripción London: Faber and Faber, ., 1954. Printed wrappers. First edition, published in the new series of Ariel Poems. Wrappers a bit tanned at edges, offset from bookplate inside front wrapper and on title, otherwise good, without the envelope. GALLUP A66a. Nº de ref. de la librería WRCLIT 70038
Descripción Faber and Faber, 1954. FIRST EDITION, 2 illustrations (one full-page and colour-printed) by David Jones, tiny spot at head of title-page, pp. , crown 8vo, original printed sewn blue wrappers, a little creasing and a couple of faint spots, very good. Inscribed by the author on the title-page, 'for Meg Nason, this premature Christmas greeting, from T.S. Eliot, 1954'. The recipient owned the Bindery tea shop in Broadway and was a friend and correspondent of the poet from the late 1930s until his death; she would send cakes to mark his birthdays and other occasions (the letters tell us that chocolate cake was his favourite and delineate the manner in which they were apportioned within the Faber offices) and received books in return. Their acquaintance had been made during the heady days of Eliot's pre-war traipses around the Cotswolds in the company of John Perkins, Minister at the First Unitarian Church of Boston, his wife Edith, and - most significantly - their niece, Emily Hale. Her family have some recollection of being told that he had proposed to Meg Nason, but the letters do not offer anything to substantiate this claim; they are, however, characterised by a warmth and affection that we might perceive as being tinted by her connection with his known romantic attachment to their mutual friend. (Gallup A66a). Nº de ref. de la librería 61080