New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, Inc, 1943. First edition in book form. 39pp. Octavo [22 cm] Black cloth with a gilt stamped title on the spine (title faded). Stamped 'Review Copy' on the front endpaper. Gilt on spine faded. Previous owner's name on the front free endpaper. Neat pencil sketch on rear free endpaper. *With a supplied dust jacket. A few small pieces of tape to the reverse of the jacket. $2.00 price on dust jacket, nine titles listed on the rear flap. Very good in a very good dust jacket. Item #56790
T. S. Eliot won the Nobel Prize in Literature for "Four Quartets" in 1948. The "Four Quartets" were first published individually from 1936 to 1942, and in book form in 1943. Eliot's masterpiece reveals the cyclical nature of life through images and themes interlaced throughout the four poems.