Essay Writer


The Confidential Clerk

London: Faber, 1954

8vo, pp. 135. Original blue boards, lettered in gilt to spine. Printed dustwrapper. Bookplate to front pastedown (see below).

First edition, first issue, with 'Ihad' to p.7. JOHN GIELGUD'S COPY, WITH HIS BOOKPLATE TO FRONT PASTEDOWN. Gielgud's several recordings of Eliot's works over nearly half a century remain among the very best.

First performed at the 1953 Edinburgh Festival in a production starring Paul Rogers, Margaret Leighton and Denholm Elliott.


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