Rare books by Rupert Brooke, including first edition copies and signed first edition titles of The Collected Poems and Democracy in the Arts.
Brooke was born at in Warwickshire,in 1887 and was educated at two independent schools in Rugby; Hillbrow School and Rugby School.
BROOKE, Rupert. Poems.
London : 1911First edition, first impression, one of 500 copies issued. Poems was Brooke's first collection, his previous poetry having been written for school competitions and printed solely for private distribution. Brooke developed a fatal case of blood poisoning from an insect bite while anchored off Skyros; he died on 23 April 1915 aboard a hospital ship, just... Learn More£1,000.00
Stock Code: 125916
BROOKE, Rupert. Works.
London : 1916-18First UK editions, first impressions. An attractively bound set of Brooke's works:
i) John Webster and the Elizabethan Drama first written by Brooke in 1911-2 for the fellowship at King's College, Cambridge, John Webster was first published in the US four days before its UK publication.
ii) Letters from America the first US edition... Learn More£975.00
Stock Code: 121533
BROOKE, Rupert. [The Dead.]
[c.1917]A rare wartime issue of part of Rupert Brooke's best-known poems, "The Dead", printing on a large single sheet the first stanza, beginning "Blow out, you bugles... ". The sheet is signed below on two printed lines over the legend "War Command" Lieutenant-General Sir Fenton Aylmer (1862-1935), recipient of the Victoria Cross and commander of the Tigris... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 127049
BROOKE, Rupert. Rupert Brooke: fragments now first collected some being hitherto unpublished.
Hartford : 1925First edition, number 67 of 99 copies, of this collection of Brooke's fragmentary works. The collection mostly comprises verses written by Brooke into books that subsequently fell into the publisher's hands, "the publication was not authorized by Mrs. Brook" (Keynes). Learn More£350.00
Stock Code: 129591
BROOKE, Rupert. Democracy and the Arts.
London : 1946First edition. Number 10 of 240 copies printed on part-rag paper and specially bound in niger leather with marbled paper made by Douglas Cockerell & Son. According to Geoffrey Keynes's recollections, Rupert Brooke probably read his paper, "Democracy and the Arts", to fellow members of the Fabian Society while he was its president, in spring or summer... Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 125816