First English edition. 44 pp.
London: Faber and Faber, (1944).
Octavo, original orange cloth, lettered in gilt on spine, dust jacket (fine). Slight foxing of pastedowns, leaves very slightly "curled" albeit a very nice copy.
Contains four poems: "Burnt Norton," "East Coker," "The Dry Salvages," and "Little Gidding."
Autograph Letter, signed by Eliot. Matted with a photograph of Eliot, glazed and framed. Letter folded twice, sight creasing at right edge, beginning split at horizontal fold right margin. Overall very attractive
The letter is on Faber and Faber Publisher's letterhead (Eliot was a principal) dated 27 July, 1938 and addressed to Geoffrey Parsons. Eliot says: "I have been interested to read your poems .. we do not .. new poets at the prenset time .." Signed in brown ink "T. S. Eliot". . [Gallup A44b].