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    Sale 5315

    Fine Printed Books & Manuscripts including Modern First Editions

    13 November 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 223

    SASSOON, Siegfried (1886-1967). The War Poems. London: William Heinemann, 1919. 12° (170 x 108mm). Half title. Original red cloth with printed labels on upper cover and spine (spine faded). Provenance: "To Sylva [Blunden], with love + best wishes for a happy birthday, from Hilary, Nov. 1st, 1919" (inscription on loosely-inserted slip). FIRST EDITION. Keynes A20. A printed note on p. [vi] reads: "Of these 64 poems, 12 are now published for the first time. The remainder are selected from two previous volumes."

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    SASSOON, Siegfried (1886-1967). The War Poems. London: William Heinemann, 1919. 12° (170 x 108mm). Half title. Original red cloth with printed labels on upper cover and spine (spine faded). Provenance: "To Sylva [Blunden], with love + best wishes for a happy birthday, from Hilary, Nov. 1st, 1919" (inscription on loosely-inserted slip). FIRST EDITION. Keynes A20. A printed note on p. [vi] reads: "Of these 64 poems, 12 are now published for the first time. The remainder are selected from two previous volumes."

    With the same author's An Octave (London, 1966, ONE OF 350 COPIES) and Edmund Blunden's Poems 1930-1940 (London, 1940, PRESENTATION COPY TO HIS SECOND WIFE, SYLVA, with inscription on front free endpaper). (3)


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