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BROOKE, Rupert.

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.

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  1. 119975
    First 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... Learn More
    £875

    Stock Code: 119975

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  2. 125916
    First 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... Learn More
    £1,000

    Stock Code: 125916

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  3. 121533

    Works.

    London: 1916-8

    First 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... Learn More
    £975

    Stock Code: 121533

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  4. 127049
    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... Learn More
    £1,500

    Stock Code: 127049

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  5. 89359
    Limited edition of 1000 copies of which this is number 514. Learn More
    £1,375

    Stock Code: 89359

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  6. 129591
    First 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

    Stock Code: 129591

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  7. Democracy and the Arts.
    First edition, trade issue. 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 1910. There was also a limited edition of 240 copies printed on part-rag paper and specially bound... Learn More
    £65

    Stock Code: 102885

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  8. 125816
    First 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... Learn More
    £150

    Stock Code: 125816

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  9. 129459
    An attractively bound copy of Brooke's poetry. The text uses the third revised edition of 1942, following initial publication in 1918. Learn More
    £250

    Stock Code: 129459

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