"1914." Five Sonnets [with original envelope]. Rupert Brooke.

"1914." Five Sonnets [with original envelope].

London: Sidgwick & Jackson, 1915. Original grey printed wrappers, with original S&J mailing envelope.

First Separate Edition, published five months after 1914 AND OTHER POEMS (which included these sonnets). Included is "The Soldier," beginning with Brooke's famous lines

If I should die, think only this of me:

That there's some corner of a foreign field

That is for ever England.

By the time this was published, Brooke had in fact died in a corner of a foreign field -- actually at sea in the Aegean.

This is a near-fine copy (a couple of faint creases). Keynes 28. Included is the original light brown mailing envelope imprinted with this booklet's title and price, plus S&J's London address; the envelope is in very good condition only (flap detached but present, partly split along some edges) -- but is very seldom present at all. Item #14540

Price: $375.00

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