Owen, Wilfred.


A New Edition Including Many Pieces Now first Published, and Notices of His Life and Work by Edmund Blunden. Chatto & Windus 1931.
1st complete 8vo. Blunden Ed. vii + 135pp. Port. frontis. [Lacking errata slip]. Some very light sporadic browning, original gilt lettered purple cloth, very minor fading to tail of boards, spine spotted, chipped and browned d/w. with sm. tear, sl. creased. Also issued in a large paper copy. Adding 19 poems to the 23 issued in the 1920 Sassoon edition. ‘... Only five poems were published during his lifetime. Owen’s friend and mentor Siegfried Sassoon edited the first collection of his poetry in 1920, with assistance from Edith Sitwell [reprinted in 1921]. In 1931 First World War poet Edmund Blunden edited a new and second collection, titled The Poems of Wilfred Owen. It includes poems published for the first time; Blunden compiled the work directly from Owen’s manuscript. Blunden’s editor’s notes, provide insights such as alternative versions found in the manuscript. Blunden also contributed a memoir which became an important source for later critics and biographers of Owen.’ British Library.
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