Over the Brazier.London: The Poetry Bookshop, 1916 Stock Code: 123977
NotesFirst edition, first impression, of Graves's first book, published when he was serving as a subaltern in the Royal Welsh Fusiliers during the First World War, shortly after his first meeting with fellow poet and Fusilier Siegfried Sassoon. This first impression was published on 1 May 1916. There was a second impression in 1917, and a second edition in 1920.
Octavo. Original wrappers, hand-coloured woodcut illustration by Claude Lovat Fraser to front cover, titles in black, adverts on inner covers.
Ink ownership inscription to front cover, The Times Book Club ticket to verso of rear cover. Covers lightly creased at extremities, a few nicks, some foxing. A very good copy.
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