The Path to Peace

Selected Poems From Siegfried Sassoon

SASSOON, Siegfried

SASSOON, Siegfried The Path to Peace Selected Poems From Siegfried Sassoon

Stanbrook Abbey Press, 1960.

First edition. 4to. Number 23 of 480 copies on handmade paper. Original quarter vellum over paper covered boards. Finely set in Romulus Cancelleresca Bastarda, and printed in blue and black, with hand-rubricated initials in red and gold. With the original glassine dustwrapper, and the original thick paper dustwrapper also. With: An offprint of the poem 'Awaitment', with an initial hand-rubricated in purple. The original prospectus for the book's publication. 4pp. A fine copy, the paper dustwrapper with a couple nicks and tears, but the book itself is beautifully well-preserved.

A fine collection, with poems selected from across Sassoon's career, from 1909 to 1960. Introduced by a mutual friend, the writer Edmund Blunden, Dennis and Sassoon became and stayed fast friends, united by a love of literature and a mutual devotion to cricket.

PROVENANCE: Dennis Silk (1931-2019), one of Sassoon's closest friends in later life, his bookplate to front pastedown.

Stock ID: 41807

£375.00

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