London: Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1920. First British Edition. Eliot's fifth book and first collection of essays, culled from the pages of The Egoist, The Athenaeum, The Arts and Letters, and The Times Literary Supplement. Scarce in anything approaching a presentable jacket. Gallup A5.a. Item #1494
First Impression. Octavo; first issue binding in blue cloth, with publisher's imprinted measuring 3mm at base of spine and no ads bound at the rear; titles stamped in blind on front panel and in gilt on spine; 155pp, . Corners gently tapped (though still sharp), vintage bookseller's label to front pastedown, with an ancient, typed bookseller's description (2.5 lines) gently pasted onto base of rear endpaper; Near Fine. In a later state dustjacket, with sub-title printed on front panel, with listing of "Books by A. Clutton-Brock" to rear panel, showing "What is the Kingdom of Heaven?" as being in the sixth edition; gentle sunning to spine, thin sliver of a chip at crown, and a trifle edge-worn; Very Good+.