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BROOKE, Rupert.

Poems.

Availability: In stock

Published: London Sidgwick & Jackson, Limited, 1911

Stock Code: 119975

£875
OR On display in 43 Dover Street

Notes

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 aboard a hospital ship, just two days before the Allies launched their ill-fated invasion of Gallipoli. The poet's second book, 1914 and Other Poems, whose war sonnets Churchill described as "incomparable", was published posthumously.

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Description

Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to printed paper label to spine. Without dust jacket, as issued.

Condition

Top edge lightly dust toned, spine label browned, minor rubbing to ends of spine; an excellent copy.

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