The Classics and The Man of Letters: The Presidential Address delivered to the Classical Association on 15th April 1942, T.S. Eliot, Oxford University Press, London, New York, Toronto, 1942. First Edition; early printing (see Donald Gallup A40). 12mo up to 7½” tall., 27pp. Light blue, yapped-edge card covers with black titles front; sewn binding with two signatures. Contents in fine condition and appear unread without marks, tears or folds. Light wear and sunning to card edges; front card has 2 pin pricks and 2 small water marks.
T.S. Eliot (1888-1965), was poet, literary critic, dramatist, and editor and publisher and considered one of the 20th century’s major poets. His many awards include: Order of Merit (United Kingdom 1948), Officier de la Legion d’Honneur (France 1951), Presidential Medal of Freedom (USA 1964), the Nobel Prize in Literature (1948). The Classical Association was founded in 1903 to encourage both academics and amateur to share and discuss their passion for Classics