SASSOON, SIEGFRIED. 1886-1967. The Old Huntsman and Other Poems. London: William Heinemann, 1917.

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SASSOON, SIEGFRIED. 1886-1967.
The Old Huntsman and Other Poems. London: William Heinemann, 1917.

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SASSOON, SIEGFRIED. 1886-1967.
The Old Huntsman and Other Poems. London: William Heinemann, 1917.
8vo. Errata slip pasted to contents page. Original grey paper boards, printed paper title label to spine, original grey paper dust-jacket, some foxing to endpapers and page edges, wear to corners of jacket, with light staining along spine and upper margin front panel, foxed to verso.

FIRST EDITION of author's first major collection of war poetry. Edwin Muir said of Sassoon's war poems: "They are effective because of the moderation they observe in the midst of furious indignation and pity ... their force lies in their impersonality, which sets down with indignant economy the shame and horror of war." Keynes A15a.



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