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    T. S. Eliot. Ara Vos Prec. [London]: The Ovid Press, [1919]. First edition, one of four presentation copies printed on Japan vellum, this copy not numbered, inscribed by Eliot on the half-title: "for my mother / Charlotte C. Eliot / T. S. Eliot." Title corrected from Ara Vus Prec by Eliot in holographic ink on the title and half-title pages. Large quarto. Approximately 11.25 x 9 inches. 54, [1, limitation], [1, blank] pages. Publisher's special tan pigskin backstrip over black pigskin boards. Front board decoratively ruled and lettered in gilt, rear board decoratively ruled in blind, black coated endleaves. Some wear to spine and board, some spotting to endleaves. Text leaves unopened at top, page 25 neatly creased near lower margin (not affecting text). Some signatures written in pencil. A superb example of a true rarity. Gallup A.4.a. From a T. S. Eliot Family Collection.



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