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ELIOT, T.S.

A Choice of Kipling's Verse

London: Faber, 1941


8vo, pp. 306. Original blue boards, lettered in gilt to spine. Partly unopened. Printed dustwrapper. Handmade woodcut design Christmas card laid in. Age-toning to text block, ownership signature of Thomas Loveday to ffep., a very good copy in an unevenly faded dustwrapper, a little chipped and worn.


First edition. Thomas Loveday's copy, with his ownership signature. HANDMADE WOODCUT CHRISTMAS CARD SIGNED BY T.S. ELIOT LAID IN.

At the time of this book's publication, Thomas Loveday was Vice Chancellor of the University of Bristol. A letter from Eliot to the Vice Chancellor dated 6 April 1939 makes clear that, two years earlier, Eliot had been invited to give a lecture there: 'As for the time, the beginning of December, which you suggest, would suit me very well. With best wishes for Easter to Mrs. Loveday and yourself. I am, Yours very sincerely, T.S. Eliot'.

Not a scarce book, but a rare adornment.




Keywords: T.S. ELIOT Rudyard KIPLING"



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