1930 The Collected Poems of Rupert Brooke. Fine binding, Riviere & Son.


A beautiful Riviere & Son bound copy of the Collected Poems of Rupert Brooke in excellent condition.

Rupert Chawner Brooke (1887 – 1915) was an English poet known for his idealistic war sonnets written during the First World War, especially The Soldier. He was also known for his boyish good looks, which were said to have prompted the Irish poet W. B. Yeats to describe him as "the handsomest young man in England".

Physical Attributes -

Measures approx. 19.5 x 13.5 x 3.5 cm. Full green calf binding. Boards triple triple ruled in gilt. Board edges rolled in gilt. Spine with five raised bands; four compartments with central florets surrounded by corner vines, and two compartments with the title and author on red and black in gilt. Turn-ins rolled in gilt, in a flower-and-vine. Tri-colored endbands. Decorative endpapers. Two photographs of the artist (frontis, and an plate). All edges gilt (AEG). 162 pages.

Condition -

See pictures. Has been in a slip case. A little sunning to spine. Leather soft and silky. Pin-head size hole at bottom edge of front board. Ribbon silk has deteriorated at top-edge (ribbon not connected). Pencil number on back of flyleaf. Pin-head sized black dot at back of frontis. A very nice book.

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