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  • We acquired this object.

1930

  • Work on this object began.

2021

Chapbook, Marina

This is a Chapbook. It was written by T. S. Eliot and designed by E. McKnight Kauffer and published by Faber and Faber and printed by The Curwen Press. It is dated 1930. Its medium is letterpress. It is a part of the department.

T. S. Eliot and Kauffer met through The Arts League of Service and formed a lifelong friendship. Once Eliot became the director of the publishing house Faber & Faber, Kauffer was commissioned to illustrate each of Eliot’s single-poem publications, which were subsequently republished as the Ariel poems. “Yours is the only kind of decoration I can endure,” Eliot wrote Kauffer in 1930.

It is credited Simon Rendall.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 18.2 × 12.2 cm (7 3/16 × 4 13/16 in.)

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