New York; London: The Fountain Press; Faber & Faber, 1930.

First edition. No. 93 of 600 signed by Eliot and printed at The Curwen Press. 8vo. 28p. In the publisher's original blue cloth, t.e.g., spine titles in gilt, upper cover with title and author's name within an ornamental frame. Fine and bright but for the usual fading to front and rear flyleaves. Item #22547

"[These poems] represent the first fruits of Eliot's conversion (1927) after the despair of 'The Hollow Men', and are among his most beautiful lyrics. In one sense Eliot turned against modernism and in 'After Strange Gods' he refers to our world as 'worm-eaten with liberalism', but as a poet he never forsook the revolutionary conception of the melodic line and musical structure of a poem which distinguishes his work from the static metres of, for example, de la Mare and Graves." (Connolly. The Modern Movement no. 65).
Gallup A15.

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