Poems.London, Duckworth, 1931 Stock Code: 24730
NotesFirst edition, first impression, of this collection of 14 poems parodying the work of Humbert Wolfe, who had irritated Sassoon for various reasons. Pinchbeck was a cheap alloy used for Victorian brooches; the pseudonym therefore suggested a fake poet. The book was published on 15 May 1931 in an edition of 1,000 copies.
Octavo, pp. 22. Original black paper boards, titles to front board in green.
Early ownership inscription to front free endpaper, tiny ink numeral to front pastedown but a sharp, bright copy.
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