1914 and Other Poems.
BROOKE Rupert (1915.)
£750.00 [First Edition]
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[Edited by Edward Marsh]. Frontispiece portrait of Brooke after Sherril Schell. First edition. 8vo., original black cloth, printed label on spine, handsome half red Morocco folding box. London, Sidgwick & Jackson.
The publisher's file copy of one of the most successful books of poetry of the period, which went on to sell more than 150,000 copies over 24 years.
It is marked on the front free endpaper in proofreader's blue crayon FILE COPY above the note "Publish 16 June 1915", opposite a clipping of the first report of Brooke's death (described here as being from sunstroke) in The Times, who print Churchill's semi-anonymous essay "From W.S.C.". FILE copy also asserts itself on the spine label
Frontispiece now loosely inserted, binding very slightly worn.
Stock Code: 239336