Prufrock And Other Observations

Soft Cover. London: The Egoist Press, 1917. 1st Edition. Very Good.


First edition of Eliot's first book. Association copy, signed and from the library of Mary Hutchinson (1889-1977). Publisher's original printed buff wrappers. One of 500 copies. Pages clean and bright, binding is tight, with only some light staining and minor wear to cover edges and housed in a custom cloth clamshell case. Mary Hutchinson was an important figure in the Bloomsbury group. She was more well known for her long term affair with Clive Bell (Vanessa Bell's husband) and also took to writing, publishing a single volume of short stories and essays, Fugitive Pieces in 1927. She also provided a great deal of emotional support to T.S. and Vivienne Eliot, helping both of them through their divorce, and remaining in touch with Vivienne as her mental faculties deteriorated. Prufrock includes some of Eliot's most well known poems: The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, and other celebrated poems such as The Portrait of a Lady, Preludes, Rhapsody on a Windy Night, The Boston Evening Transcript, Aunt Helen, Cousin Nancy, Mr. Apollinax, Conversation Galante, and La Figlia Che Piange.


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