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Ashton Rare Books

Specialising in High Quality Fine Editions. Particularly Modern First Editions (Fiction), Plays (mainly 20th century), Signed and Association copies, Uncommon Editions, Children's Literature (mainly 20th century) and illustrated books. We are members of both the PBFA and ABA and practise under their guidance.



The First UK printing published by Faber & Faber, London in 1937. The BOOK is in Very Good++ condition. Original publisher's blue cloth with gilt titling. A little pushing at the corners. A small indentation and mark to the lower spine. A neat contemporary ownership signature. Light toning and spotting to the text-block. A hint of spotting to a few pages. The WRAPPER is complete and is in Very Good++ condition. Some small closed tears to the upper spine folds. A few nicks and mild edge-wear. Light toning to the spine and edges with a little rubbing. The wrapper is protected in a removable Brodart archival cover. T.S. Eliot contributes a 40 page introductory essay with other contributions of similar length by such as Father Martin D'Arcy, William Temple {Archbishop of York (who was to become the Archbishop of Canterbury)} and Karl Barth etc. A scarce title.