"1914" Five Sonnets by Rupert Brooke. Rupert BROOKE.

"1914" Five Sonnets by Rupert Brooke.

London: Sidgwick & Jackson, 1915. [War Poetry] FIRST SEPARATE EDITION. Pott octavo pamphlet (15 x 12cm), pp.[8]. Publisher's grey card covers, sewn, with blue titles to front cover. Small black ink ownership to front cover. Covers lightly rubbed and thumbed. Lightly toned internally. Very good. The larger collection '1914 and Other Poems' had already reached its ninth impression by the time this separate printing of the famous sonnet-cycle was created. Although Brooke saw little active service, and died well before the true magnitude and horror of the Great War became apparent, the last of these sonnets, 'The Soldier,' is one of the best-known and most poignant of the period: "If I should die, think only this of me: | That there's some corner of a foreign field | That is forever England." Item #57351

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