New York: Boni & Liveright, (1922) [i.e., 1923]. First Edition. Hardcover. Stiff black boards. Stated "Second Edition" in the colophon, this is actually a second impression of the First Edition from the same setting of type but with a different colophon and with the reading "mount in" on page 41 uncorrected. Gallup A-6b. Copy #666 of 1000 numbered copies. Mostly unopened. A spectacular copy of both the book and the dustwrapper, just as new as the day it was published. Item #019011
Though not identified as such, this copy is from the estate of Scofield Thayer, benefactor of the arts and publisher of the literary magazine THE DIAL from 1920 to 1926. Thayer was a school friend of Eliot and arranged for Eliot to be the 1922 recipient of the Dial $2000 annual award to a young American writer. The award is noted on the front panel of the dustwrapper.