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SASSOON, Siegfried.

Vigils

Availability: In stock

Published: [Bristol privately printed for Douglas Cleverdon,] May 1934

Stock Code: 128228

£3,000
signed
OR On display in 43 Dover Street

Notes

First edition, number 241 of 272 copies signed on the limitation page, this an excellent poetic presentation copy additionally inscribed by Sassoon to Edith Sitwell on the first blank "Edith Sitwell from her friend S.S." and with a tipped-in presentation letter from Sassoon to Sitwell on Heytesbury House stationery, dated 16 November 1934 and presenting the volume: "I am sending you my ornamental volume, I suppose the advanced critics will consider the contents ridiculously old fashioned; but, as Blunden says in an epigram, they call God sentimental for making blue-bells blue." Sassoon and Sitwell were both key figures of the London literary scene, and notably collaborated on the original publication of the poems of Wilfred Owen in 1920.

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Description

Octavo. Original brown buckram-backed boards, titles gilt to spine, top edge gilt, others untrimmed.

Illustrations

Title-page designed and engraved by Stephen Gooden, text engraved on copper by Charles Sigrist.

Condition

A little rubbed at the corners, otherwise fine.

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