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With 4 days to go, a first edition of "The Waste Land" is available
via Ebay for a bid greater than $2,500.  The information below came
from the page at:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3589301708

If you can't get to the page using the URL then go to
    http://www.ebay.com
and enter "t.s. eliot" in the "What are you looking for?" box.

I suppose it is **POSSIBLE** to find a copy of the poem somewhere
else though.  ;-)

Regards,
    Rick Parker


THE WASTE LAND by T. S. Eliot (Thomas Stearns) published by Boni &
Liveright, New York, 1922 -- this is the first state of the first
printing of 1000 copies, only 500 of which were bound in flexible
black cloth boards and had the copy number on colophon measuring 5mm
in height ... more than that, however, this copy has the 'a' in
'mountain' on page 41 ... according to Gallup "the first copies
printed have the word 'mountain' correctly spelled in line 339 (page
41) with the 'a' dropped in later copies... most copies have the 'a'
dropped to spell 'mount in' ... thus one of the first sets of sheets
printed of one of the most influential poems in modern history. There
is one copy listed on the internet with the 'a' present at $12,500,
though a "bastard" or un-numbered copy. This copy is #69 and is in
very good condition ... there is a small discrete bookplate, mild
browning to the endpapers only, no writing, marks, or bent corners,
very clean pages, tight binding but (1) flexible boards are somewhat
worn though gilt is quite bright on the cover (see scan) and (2) the
very bottom edge of two or three longer pages in the rear (signatures
were folded and cut, so pages are uneven as issued) have apparently
been nibbled (see scan) at some point in the last 82 years.