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OWEN. Wilfred.

Poems.

With an introduction by Siegfried Sassoon.

New York, B. W. Huebsch, [1920] Stock Code: 134273
£5,750.00
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Notes

First edition, US issue, bound from the original UK sheets with the US cancel title page in the subsequent year. This slim volume is uncommon, especially in the jacket. The collection was promoted and published by Sassoon after Owen's death with the backing of Edith Sitwell. The work, which is often described as the greatest collection of First World War poetry, contains all of Owen's best known poems, including "Dulce et decorum est", "Insensibility", "Anthem for Doomed Youth", "Futility" and "Strange Meeting".

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Description

Quarto. Original grey boards, titles to spine in gilt, publisher's device in blind to front cover, top edge blue, others untrimmed. With the dust wrapper.

Illustrations

Photogravure portrait frontispiece with tissue guard.

Condition

Negligible creasing and touch of wear to spine ends and tips, offsetting to endpapers; else a near-fine, notably fresh copy in the uncommonly well-preserved jacket, with light soiling and scuffs to panels, slight creasing and nicks to extremities, and small chips to spine ends and tips.

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