The Confidential Clerk. T. S. ELIOT.

The Confidential Clerk

London: Faber and Faber, [1954]. 8vo. 134, [2] pp. Original blue cloth; printed yellow dust jacket. Jacket with one small hole on spine panel [with associated bump on cloth], head of spine with split at joint and chip, generally fresh and bright. Item #402299

FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE with misprint "Ihad" [for "I had"] on p. 7; first issue jacket priced "10s 6d". With a TLS from the bibliographer Donald Gallup laid-in detailing the issue points of the book, including those on pages 7 and 61. "Fabers now say that 'about the first 250' copies had the error and that it was corrected in the press. But this cannot be right because the ratio of copies with the error to those without it in several shipments to the U.S.... runs about 3 to 1. One thing is definite: that copies with and without the error were issued simultaneously, and Mr. Eliot's own first copies were of both states..." Gallup A24.

Price: $250.00

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