The Path to Peace

Selected Poems From Siegfried Sassoon

SASSOON, Siegfried

WITH A MANUSCRIPT POEM

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

Stanbrook Abbey Press, 1960.

First edition. 4to. Number 67 of 480 copies on handmade paper. Original quarter vellum over paper covered boards. Finely set in Romulus Cancelleresca Bastarda, and and printed in blue and black, with hand-rubricated initials in red and gold. With the original glassine dustwrapper. With: A manuscript copy of 'Unfoldment', in Sassoon's hand and signed with his monogram. 1p. And offprints of three additional poems, 'Awaitment', 'A Prayer In Old Age', 'Proven Purpose. Each 1p., set in Cancelleresca Bastarda, and printed on handmade paper; the first with an initial hand-rubricated in green. A contemporary newspaper review of the collection, to which Sassoon has annotated the word "Sundays" to the margin. A fine copy.

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 in later life, his bookplate to front pastedown.

Stock ID: 41806

£1,000.00

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