AUTHOR: ELIOT, T. S..
TITLE: The Cocktail Party.
PUBLISHER: New York: Harcourt, Brace & Co., 1950.
DESCRIPTION: FIRST US EDITION FIRST STATE PRINTING PRESENTATION COPY AND FAITH BROOK"S COPY. 1 vol., inscribed on the title-page by Eliot "Inscribed for Faith Brook, with the author's gratitude, T.S. Eliot, New York, 6. xii.50", first state printing with pp. 35/36 not canceled, p. 94 'successful' ink corrected by Eliot in left column with 'husband' and initialed by him, previous owner inscription of "Faith Brook, Henry Miller's Theatre" to front pastedown, occasional pencil mild markings to text presumably by Brook as most are to the character "Celia".
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Faith Brook (16 February 1922 - 11 March 2012). Her American upbringing enabled her to appear freely in the US, where she spent much of the early 1950s. She took over the role of the martyred missionary Celia Coplestone, crucified "very near an ant-hill", in the Broadway production of TS Eliot's The Cocktail Party.