[1 of 300 signed copies] New York: House of Books, 1954. Original maroon cloth, with glassine wrapper.
First Edition, being one of of 300 copies numbered and signed by T. S. Eliot (this being #160); there were also 26 lettered copies for presentation. The book was not published in England. The foreword mentions that
Mr. Eliot writes, "I believe this is the text of an address which I delivered to the Friends of Rochester Cathedral in 1937... It was obviously written after the production of Murder in the Cathedral, and before I had written another play. It is also obvious that it was written before I had re-read Ibsen's plays. As a result of studying Ibsen's plays, and criticising my own plays of contemporary life, I have a very much higher opinion of Ibsen than I appear to have held in 1937. In fact, I repudiate what I have here said about Ibsen...
This copy is in fine condition, without soil or wear; the delicate original glassine wrapper is also present, in very good condition (minor edge-wear and rubbing). Gallup A65. Item #10066