The War Poems.London: William Heinemann, 1919 Stock Code: 135908
NotesFirst edition, first impression. The volume includes 63 poems of the war, most written while Sassoon was in hospital recovering from his injuries. "Sassoon's savagely realistic and compassionate war poems had established his stature as a fully fledged poet, and despite all his later prose and verse, and his growing aversion to the label, it was mainly as a war poet that he was regarded for the rest of his life" (ODNB).
Small octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in red morocco, white morocco title label to spine and front board lettered in black, twin rule to turn-ins gilt, dark green endpapers, top edge gilt.
A fine copy.
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