1914 and Other Poems.

BROOKE Rupert (1915)

£2000.00  [First Edition]

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1914, inscribed by Brooke's literary executor to a fellow Dymock poet.

[Edited by Edward Marsh.] Frontispiece portrait after Sherrill Schell. First edition.  8vo., original black cloth, printed label on spine. London, Sidgwick & Jackson.

Inscribed by Edward Marsh to Brooke's fellow Dymock poet W.W. Gibson, 12 days before the date of publication "Wilfrid from Eddie June 4th 1915." Gibson was one of Brooke's three literary executors, and was also a significant beneficiary of Brooke's estate: in a letter to Eddie Marsh as Brooke was setting off 1913 to North America and the Pacific he placed Gibson first in the list of things he was commending into Marsh's keeping, ahead of Cathleen Nesbitt, The Nine Muses, and the Spirit of Wisdom and Goodness.

Spine somewhat darkened and label a little chipped. 

Stock Code: 239342

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