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SASSOON, Siegfried (1886-1967) -- Poems from Italy. Verses written by Members of the Eighth Army in Sicily and Italy July 1943-March 1944. With a foreword by Lieutenant-General Sir Oliver Leese ... And an Introduction by Siegfried Sassoon. London: R. & R. Clark, Limited for George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd, 1945. 8° (224 x 145mm). Original crushed blue morocco, spine titled in gilt, upper board with inset medal ribbon of the Italy Star (spine faded, extremities lightly rubbed). FIRST EDITION, NO. 90 OF 110 SPECIALLY-BOUND COPIES SIGNED BY SASSOON. Keynes B18. [With, loosely inserted:]
S. SASSOON. Autograph manuscript of the draft introduction to the volume, [n.p., c. 1945], 1½ pages, 4°. Provenance: sale of items from Sassoon's library, Sotheby's London, 18 July 1991, lot 20, part.
THE FIRST EDITION, LIMITED ISSUE, WITH AN EARLY AUTOGRAPH DRAFT OF SASSOON'S INTRODUCTION. The heavily-corrected draft introduction varies from the published text, both in the order of its sentiments and the expression of them; similarly, only five extracts from the poems are included (this would later rise to seven). (2)
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