The Waste Land. Second Edition, Limited Issue (1922)
Book ID: 66133
The Waste Land. New York: Boni and Liveright, 1922. Second Edition. Pp 64. Publisher’s black cloth boards, title lettered in gilt to upper cover & on spine. Covers faded, pale stain to upper margin of front cover, contents in good condition. Lacks dust jacket. This copy is a second state issue (with Mounta In on p 41).
One thousand numbered copies of this Second Edition of The Waste Land were printed of which this volume is number 518.
Eliot’s 434-line poem, probably the single most influential work of poetry in the 20th century, combining the legend of the Holy Grail and the Fisher King with vignettes of contemporary British society. It first appeared in the United Kingdom in the October issue of ‘The Criterion’ and in the United States in the November issue of ‘The Dial.’