McGreevy | Thomas [Eliot | T.S.]

Thomas Stearns Eliot

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The first edition of Thomas Stearns Eliot: A Study by Thomas McGreevy, inscribed by T.S. Eliot to his fellow editor and friend at Faber and Faber, Frank Vigor Morley.

Twelvemo, [8], 71pp, [1]. Illustrated cloth boards, title and illustration stamped in green on front cover and spine. No additional printings noted. Bookseller’s label on rear endpaper. Light wear from handling to white boards. In the publisher’s dust jacket, bright illustrations, a near fine example.

Inscribed on the front free endpaper: “Attention F.V.M. [Critics bedamned!] from T.S.E.” A great association copy to one of Eliot’s lifelong friends and an influential editor at Faber and Faber.

Thomas McGreevy (1893-1967), an Irish poet and critic, had a professional and personal relationship with American-English poet T.S. Eliot. They first met in Paris in 1920 and maintained a long-lasting correspondence over two decades. McGreevy played a key role in introducing Eliot’s writings to Irish audiences and was influential in promoting Eliot’s “The Waste Land” in Ireland. Eliot also supported McGreevy’s career, both endorsing his poetry and appreciating his critical writings.

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Chatto & Windus


First Edition, First Impression

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Near Fine

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Near Fine


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