TS Eliot First Editions & Publications
The Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock – First public printing, Poetry magazine Vol. VI, No. III, June 1915 (image)
Prufrock and Other Observations – First Edition (image)
Poems – First Edition, Hogarth Press, 1919; fewer than 250 hand-printed copies (image)
The second issue of Blast, the Wyndham Lewis magazine, in which two of TS Eliot’s poems appeared.
The Waste Land – First Printing – the cover of The Criterion, October 1922, featuring the first publication of the poem (image) [In August 2014, a copy of this rare first printing was being sold by The Manhattan Rare Book Company for $5,500]
The Waste Land– First Editions, UK (1923) and US (1922) (image)
The Boni & Liveright US First Edition of The Waste Land – showing the promotional description of the poem on the cover’s inner flaps
Four Quartets – all four First Editions (image)
Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats – First Edition with cover by Eliot (image)
Book jackets of many early Faber editions can be seen in the Faber archive
TS Eliot First Editions – for sale from booksellers through Abebooks
The latest Modernism catalogue, from Blackwell’s Rare Books, often contains Eliot rarities., along with other authors of the period. Their Modern First Editions specialist Henry Gott is a member of the Society, and is happy to help with buying or selling rare TS Eliot books. E-mail him on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dealer Peter Harrington’s catalogue of TS Eliot First Editions, signed books, letters and other rarities
Books notably inscribed by Eliot
The Waste Land inscribed by Eliot “for EP [Ezra Pound] miglior fabbro from TSE Jan 1923”
First Edition of The Waste Land inscribed by Eliot “with enduring gratitude” to Dr Roger Vittoz, who treated the poet in Lausanne.
Ash Wednesday inscribed by Eliot “to Scott Fitzgerald with the author’s homage, 3.ii.33”
Prufrock and Other Observations inscribed by Eliot “for Miss Emily Hale…New Haven 26.v.47”
Ara Vus Prec, title page corrected in Eliot’s hand to Vos, and inscribed by him with the correct quotation. (Copy in the possession of Eliot College, University of Kent.)
Danté by TS Eliot, inscribed to his first father-in-law, Maurice Haigh-Wood