The Waste Land
New York: Boni and Liveright, 1922.
First edition, first state; number 126 of 1,000 numbered copies; with stamped number 5mm tall, the "a" in the word "water" missing on page 22 and "mountain" spelled correctly on page 41. In publisher's black cloth over flexible boards, lettered in gilt on the spine and upper board; lacking the dust jacket. Near Fine with cloth faded at spine and lightly mottled on rear cover. Vintage bookseller ticket from the New York literary salon The Sunwise Turn to rear paste down. Pages toned, roughly opened at first blank and half-title page leaving a small marginal chip. A nice copy of what is considered by many to be one of the most important poems of the 20th century. Item #140939977