Category: Modern First Editions

MURDER IN THE CATHEDRAL Stock code: 6192

Author / Artist:

Eliot, T. S.

Description:

First edition, first printing. Inscribed presentation copy. Publisher's original printed pale lilac wrappers. A lovely near fine copy showing only light rubbing and darkening to the wrapper extremities. The contents are clean and the binding tight. Inscribed on the title page "Inscribed for H. G. Martin by T. S. Eliot". Housed in purpose-made quarter black morocco solander box. Rare in inscribed state.

Price:

£5,500.00

Notes:

750 copies printed. This acting edition is the true first edition, issued on May 10th 1935 for sale at 1s at performances of the play in Canterbury Cathedral. The Faber edition was issued a month later in an edition of 3000 copies. (Gallup A29a).