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Brooke, Rupert - Selected Poems Limited Edition - ( Item 133586 )

Published in London by Folio Society. 2015. First Thus. Fine Hardback. No inscriptions or bookplates. Fine slipcase. 118 pages. 9¾" x 7". 9 original lithographs and 6 letterpress vignettes by Ed Kluz, printed by Curwen Studios. Typeset in Monotype Walbaum by Stan Lane at Gloucester Typesetting Services and printed letterpress at The Stonehouse Fine Press. Printed on Zerkall mould-made smooth paper with Freelife Merida endpapers. Bound in Vicenza by LEGO, with paste-paper sides by Victoria Hall. Slipcase covered in Freelife Merida, blocked on one side, with a lithograph label. A selection of Rupert Brooke’s most famous poems, presented in a special limited edition to mark the centenary of his death. The book has been designed to reflect the values of the fine press movement of the early 20th century: the text is printed letterpress, illustrated with original lithographs and bound in leather with handmade paste-paper sides. Brooke is famous both for his evocation of Edwardian England in poems such as ‘The Old Vicarage, Grantchester’ and for the wide-eyed patriotism of his later poems that herald the coming conflict. He died aged 27, before this illusion of a just and heroic war was completely shattered, although his final poem suggests that he may have begun to reconsider his idealistic stance. This edition contains superb new lithographs that capture the vitality and beauty of his verse. Like so many others of his time, Rupert Brooke did not live to reach his full potential, but his haunting, often prescient poems testify to his dazzling command of words and the depth of his imagination. Limited to 1,750 numbered copies of which this is number 86.

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