Publisher: London: Faber & Faber, (1945).
Edition: First edition, first issue.
Bibliographical References: Gallup A45a.
Condition: Fine copy.
Book ID: 22045
Description8vo, contemporary green cloth, gilt lettering on the upper board.
CommentsEliot's definition of what it takes to become a literary classic. This Virgil Society issue has a two-page statement about the aims of the Society preceding the title, signed by the founders (Eliot among them), which is not present in the trade issue; and it was issued in printed wrappers. This copy is in a professionally executed green cloth binding, and the text appears to be printed on a heavy parchment or vellum-like, blue-gray tinted paper. Following the text are 20 blank leaves.