All books are 1st editions unless stated otherwise.
Gordon ALCHIN (Observer, R.F.C., pseud.). Captain, Royal Flying Corps.
Oxford and Flanders. Blackwell, Oxford 1916
Richard ALDINGTON (1892 - 1962). Served on the Western Front from 1916 as a private
and as an officer. He was severely gassed. Published 'Death of a Hero' in 1929.
Images (1910 - 1915). The Poetry Bookshop, London Dec. 1915. The hand-coloured cover
illustration is by John Nash. Stamped 'Presentation Copy'
Images of War. Beaumont Press, London 1919 with illustrations by Paul Nash. no.122
of 200 with Aldington’s signature tipped in.
Images of War. Allen & Unwin, London 1919.
Images. The Egoist Limited, London (1919). A collection of Aldington's various imagist
poems up to 1915.
Death of a Hero. Chatto & Windus,
London 1929 in Paul Nash dw.
At All Costs. Heinemann, London 1930.
no.175 of 275 copies. Signed by Aldington.
Roads to Glory. Chatto & Windus, London 1930 in Paul Nash dw. 1st issue in gilt
lettered brown buckram.
Herbert ASQUITH (1881 - 1947). Served on the Western Front as a Captain in the Royal
Artillery. Second son of the Prime Minister and friend of Rupert Brooke.
The Volunteer & Other Poems. Sidgwick & Jackson, London 1915. Wrappers.
The Volunteer & Other Poems. Sidgwick & Jackson, London 1917. 2nd ed. with 14 additional
A Village Sermon & Other Poems. Sidgwick & Jackson, London 1920. in plain dw. lacking
Roon. A Novel. Hutchinson, London n.d. in dw. First cheap edition.
Leonard BARNES (1895 - 1977). Served on the Western Front with 2nd Kings Royal Rifles.
Wounded 3 times. MC & bar.
Youth at Arms (1914 - 1918). Peter Davies, London 1933. In plain dw.
Harold BEGBIE (1871 – 1929). Christian author & Journalist.
Fighting Lines. Constable 1914 in pictorial dw.
Paul BEWSHER (1894 - 1966). DSC. Captain, Royal Naval Air Service.
The Dawn Patrol. Erskine Macdonald, London Feb. 1918 2nd imp. (f.p. Nov 1917) in
The Bombing of Bruges. Hodder & Stoughton, London 1918. Inscribed and dated by the
author, July 1920.
Laurence BINYON (1869 - 1943). Spent time briefly at the front as a Red Cross Orderly.
40 years at the BM in the dept. of Oriental Prints.
The Winnowing Fan:Poems on the Great War. Elkin Mathews, London 1914. Wrappers.
First book appearance of 'For the Fallen' which previously appeared in The Times.
The Anvil. Elkin Mathews, London 1916. In plain dw.
The Four Years. Elkin Mathews, London 1919. 2nd ed. With an engraved frontispiece
of Binyon by William Strang. An anthology of Binyons' previous volumes of war poetry.
Captain C. W. BLACKALL
Songs from the Trenches. Bodley Head, London 1915 in wrappers.
Cover illustration by Helen McKie.
Edmund BLUNDEN (1896 - 1974). Served on the Somme & at Ypres with the Royal Sussex
regiment. Awarded the M.C. Published 'Undertones of War' in 1928 & important collections
of the poetry of Owen & Gurney. Lifelong friend of Sassoon.
Pastorals. Erskine Macdonald, London
16 June 1916. in the Little Books of Georgian Verse, Second Series. Uncut. Blunden’s'
first commercial publication. Kirkpatrick, A7a. 1050 copies printed.
The Waggoner & Other Poems. Sidgwick & Jackson, London 15 August 1920.Purple cloth
in pale green dw. Kirkpatrick, A8a. 500 copies printed, this probably one of the
first 250 as 100 were sent to NY and the last 150 were bound in green cloth.
The Shepherd & other Poems of Peace & War. Cobden-Sanderson, London April1922. Kirkpatrick,
A10a. 1000 copies printed.
Masks of Time. The Beaumont Press, London 10th January 1925. no.184 of 310 copies
on handmade paper. Illustrated by Randolph Schwabe. The war poems here were subsequently
reprinted in 'Undertones of War'. with the bookplate of F. R. Kittermaster, Headmaster
of The Kings School, Worcester. Kirkpatrick, A17a.
Retreat. Cobden-Sanderson, London May 1928 in plain dw. Kirkpatrick, A25a.
Undertones of War. Cobden-Sanderson, London 29th November 1928.In plain dw. Kirkpatrick,
A28a. Contains 32 war poems.
also 2nd ed. June 1930 in orange dw. Kirkpatrick, A28c.
Near and Far. Cobden-Sanderson, London 26th September 1929. In plain dw. Kirkpatrick,
Poems 1914 - 1930. Cobden-Sanderson, London December 1930. In plain dw. Kirkpatrick,
To Themis. The Beaumont Press, London 24th November 1931. No. 255 of 325 copies on
handmade paper. Illustrated by Randolph Schwabe.
Choice or Chance. Cobden-Sanderson, London November 1934. In plain dw. Kirkpatrick,
Poems 1930 - 1940. Macmillan & Co, London January 1941. In plain dw. Kirkpatrick,
A68a. 2000 copies printed.
Poems of Many Years. Collins 1957 in d.w. Fulsomely inscribed by Blunden in 1967.
A Selection of the Shorter Poems. J. A. White, Long Melford July 1966.
Published to aid the restoration of the Great Church of the Holy Trinity,
Long Melford. Kirkpatrick, A169. 2000 copies printed. Inscribed and dated by Blunden
on behalf of himself and his daughter Lucy, 14 IX 66.
The Bonadventure. A Random Journal of an Atlantic Holiday. Cobden Sanderson, London
December 1922. Kirkpatrick, A12. 1000 copies printed.
Inscribed to Edward Marsh ‘ E. M. from E. B. [ Suave mari magno! ] Novr 30, 1922’
The quote is from Lucretius ‘ How sweet to stand on the edge of the Great Sea…’Marsh
was Churchill’s secretary, editor of the Georgian Poetry anthologies and patron of
many of the War Poets. He was introduced to Blunden by Graves and they became close
friends. Only a few months prior to this inscription Marsh had presented Blunden
with the Hawthorndon prize for poetry 1922 for ‘The Shepherd’.
Mary BORDEN (Lady SPEARS) (1886 – 1968). Novelist & Pacifist. Set up a hospital on
the Western Front 1914 – 1918. Awarded Croix de Guerre. Married Sir Edward Spears
The Forbidden Zone. Heinemann, London 1929 in pictorial dw. Memoirs of her time
as a nurse with several poems written at the time.
Archibald Allan BOWMAN (1883 – 1936). 2nd Lt., HLI. POW. Prof. of Logic, Glasgow
Sonnets from a Prison Camp. Bodley Head 1919 in dw. Signed by the author.
Vera Mary BRITTAIN (1893 – 1970). VAD nurse in the UK, France & Malta Fiancé of Roland
Verses of a V.A.D. Erskine Macdonald 1918 in dw.
Verses of the War and After. Gollancz 1934.
Testament of Youth. Gollancz 1933 in dw.
Brian BROOKE (Korongo). Capt. 2nd Gordon Highlanders. KIA 1916
The Poems of Brian Brooke. Bodley Head 1929 (fp 1917) in dw.
Rupert BROOKE (1887 - 1915). Enlisted in 1914 in the Royal Naval Division, saw action
at Antwerp, and died of blood poisoning on the island of Scyros on the way to the
Dardanelles. Friend of Edward Marsh and leading light of the Georgian Poets.
Poems. Sidgwick & Jackson, London 4th December 1911. 500 copies printed. Keynes,
5. with a newspaper clipping of a poem on the death of Brooke by Trevor Allen inserted.
also. 27th imp. January 1920 in plain dw. The dw. only appeared with the 13th impression.
New Numbers. Vol.1, nos.1 - 4. Ryton, Dymock. February - December 1914. All published.
Vol. 1 is 2nd ed. In custom-made slipcase. Poems by Lascelles Abercrombie, John Drinkwater,
W. W. Gibson & Brooke. All of the Brooke poems were subsequently published in 1914
& other poems.
1914 & Other Poems. Sidgwick & Jackson, London 16th June 1915 in dw. 1000 copies
printed. Keynes, 6.
also. 15th imp. October 1916 in dw with portrait of Brooke.
TheCollected Poems. Sidgwick & Jackson, London 24th July 1918. 3200 copies printed.
Keynes, 13.in plain d.w.
also. 2nd ed. revised and reset. November 1928. In plain dw. The contents were here
presented in chronological order for the first time with 1 new poem. Keynes 14.
The Old Vicarage Grantchester. Sidgwick & Jackson, London 14th December 1916. 2900
copies with a woodcut by Noel Rooke. Keynes, 29.
Twenty Poems. Sidgwick & Jackson, London 21st October 1935. 10,000 copies printed.
In wrappers with the original green dispatch envelope. Keynes, 35.
Lithuania. Chicago Little Theatre, 1915. Cover by C. Raymond Johnson. 200 copies
printed. Keynes, 38.
also. Sidgwick & Jackson 1935 in pale yellow jacket. 2000 copies.
John Webster & the Elizabethan Drama. Sidgwick & Jackson 1916 in d.w.
Rupert Brooke: A Memoir by Edward Marsh. Sidgwick & Jackson, London November 1918.
First separate edition. In plain dw.
Letters from America. Sidgwick & Jackson, London 1931. Sixth Imp. in d.w.
Charles Kennett BURROW
Poems in Time of War in Time of Peace. Collins, London 1919 in plain d.w.
Noel Marcus Francis CORBETT (Lt. Comm., Royal Navy)
A Naval Motley. Methuen & Co., London July 1916. 3rd ed.
Leslie COULSON (1889 - 1916). Journalist before the war. Sergeant in the 12th London
Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Killed on the Somme, Oct 8, 1916. Buried Grove Town Cemetery,
From an Outpost. Erskine Macdonald, London 1917. Wrappers. Sold over 10,000 copies
in first 6 months of publication.
Thomas William Hodgson CROSLAND ("X"). Editor of the Academy.
War Poems. Secker, London Oct. 1916. in red cloth.
Geoffrey DEARMER (1893 - 1997). 2nd Lt., 1st/2nd Royal Fusiliers, London Regiment.
Fought at Gallipoli and the Somme. Later editor of Children’s Hour on BBC radio.
The longest surviving poet of the war.
Poems. Heinemann, London Dec 1918 2nd imp. in blue cloth.
C. J. DENNIS (1876 – 1938). The Australian Robert Burns.
The Moods of Ginger Mick. Angus & Robertson through OUP 1917 in jacket by Hal Lye.
Bertram DOBELL (1842 – 1914). Bookseller & Publisher. Grandfather of Doug Dobell,
Jazz shop owner.
Sonnets & Lyrics on the Present War. P.J. & A. E. Dobell 1915
John DRINKWATER (1882 - 1937). Worked at Birmingham Repertory Theatre during the
war as actor and playwright. Leading Georgian poet.
Olton Pools. Sidgwick & Jackson, London Dec 1916. in plain dw.
Inscribed to fellow poet ‘To Laurence Binyon from John Drinkwater.1916’
Olton Pools. Sidgwick & Jackson, London Dec 1916. in plain 2nd imp.dw. Inscribed
'To Augustus John from John Drinkwater. 1916'
Loyalties. Sidgwick & Jackson, London 1919.
James Elroy FLECKER (1884 - 1915). Died in Switzerland. His death was described as
'the greatest premature loss to English literature since the death of Keats'. Linked
to the Georgian poets. Wrote the play 'Hassan'
The Old Ships. Poetry Bookshop, London June 1915, 2nd edition. Wrappers. Woodcut
cover design by (Claude Lovat Fraser?)
F(rank) S(tuart) FLINT (1885 – 1960). Served in the army for 11 months in England.
Co-Founder with Pound of the ‘Imagists’. Published only 3 volumes of verse, the last
in 1925. Senior Civil Servant & translator.
Cadences. Poetry Bookshop, London 1915.
Wrappers with cover design by John Nash.
Hand-coloured by Alida Klemantaski & Charlotte Mew.
Ford Madox FORD (Hueffer). (1873 - 1939). Lieutenant, 9th Welch Regiment. Invalided
home with shell-shock after Battle of the Somme. Author of 'The Good Soldier' and
the Tietjens Tetralogy. Friend of Pound & Joyce.
On Heaven and Other Poems written on Active Service. John Lane, London April 11,
1918. In plain blue dw.
When Blood Is Their Argument. Hodder, London 1915.
Between St. Dennis and St. George. Hodder, London 1915.
Some Do Not. Duckworth, London 1924. + Knopf 1924 in d.w.
No More Parades. Duckworth, London 1925 in d.w.
A Man Could Stand Up. Duckworth, London 1926 in dw.
Last Post. Duckworth, London 1928 in dw.
No Enemy, A Tale of Reconstruction. Macauley, New York 1929 (not published in UK).
Capt. Charles T. FOXCROFT (1868 – 1929) MP for Bath.
The Night Sister and other poems. Methuen 1918 in d.w.
Gilbert FRANKAU (1884 - 1952). Captain, Royal Artillery. Fought at Loos, Ypres and
the Somme. Squadron Leader, RAF in 2nd World War.
The Guns. Chatto & Windus, London July 1916 3rd imp. Wrappers.
The Judgement of Valhalla. Chatto & Windus, London 1918. in plain dw. Tipped in
envelope addressed to previous owner in Frankaus' hand and with Susan & Gilbert's
Peter Jackson, Cigar Merchant. Hutchinson, London 1920 in dw from 199th thousand.
Three Englishmen. Hutchinson, London 1935 2nd reprint in dw
Self-Portrait. A Novel of his own life. Hutchinson, London n.d (1939?)
T. Argyle GALLOWAY. ?
Poemettes of Appeal. Privately printed. n.d. Inscribed by the author.
Trench Ballads & Other Verses. J. C. Winston, Philadelphia 1919. in striking pictorial
Wilfred Wilson GIBSON (1878 - 1962). Spent a short time at the front as a private.
Close friend of Brooke, Thomas and Edward Marsh. One of the Dymock Poets.
Battle. Elkin Matthews, London 1916. 3rd thousand. Wrappers.
Friends. Elkin Matthews, London 1916. Wrappers. Inscribed by Gibson to Sir George
Clausen, Official War Artist ('Youth Mourning') and dedicatee of Gibson's 'Thoroughfares'.
Grace Mary GOLDEN
Backgrounds. Blackwell 1917. Wrappers.
Hampden GORDON (1885 – 1960). Worked in the War Office throughout the war. Author
of a number of children’s & illustrated books. A career Civil Servant.
Our Hospital A.B.C. John Lane, London nd (1916). Illustrated by Joyce Dennys. Signed
by Joyce Dennys.
Our Girls in Wartime. John Lane, London nd (1917). Illustrated by Joyce Dennys.
Rhymes of the Red Triangle. John Lane, London nd (1918). Illustrated by Joyce Dennys.
Robert GRAVES (1895 - 1985). Captain, Royal Welch Fusiliers. Fought at Loos and on
the Somme where he was severely wounded ( reported 'Died of Wounds'). Professor of
Literature at Cairo and Poetry at Oxford. Wrote 'Goodbye to all that'. Close friend
of Owen, Sassoon and Nichols.
Over the Brazier. Poetry Bookshop, London 1st May 1916. Cover design of the Menin
Gate by Claude Lovat Fraser. Wrappers. Higginson, A1a. In custom-made slip case.
Another copy. As above but faintly marked 2nd impression. (thought to have been printed
from the same typeset).
Signed by Muriel St Clair Byrne, minor Oxford poetess (Aldebaran), better known
for her collaborations with Dorothy L. Sayers.
Goliath and David. Privately Printed, London late 1916. 200 copies printed
in dark red heavy paper wrappers. Higginson, A2 ( Bloomsbury Book Auction,
Sale 548 lot 980)
Fairies and Fusiliers. Heinemann, 8 November 1917.
1000 copies printed. in light green dw. Higginson, A3a.
with the bookplate of Baron Corvos' biographer A. J. A. Symons,
founder of the first editions club. His brother, Julian, was a
close friend of Graves. Also from the library of Joseph Cohen, biographer of Rosenberg
and other WW1 poets, with his signature.
Country Sentiment. Martin Secker, March 1920. 1000 copies printed. Pale
blue cobble-stone design of cover by William Nicholson in plain d.w. Higginson, A5a.
The Pier-Glass. Martin Secker, February, 1921.500 copies printed.
in plain dw. Higginson, A6a. Inscribed 'Yours ever, Robert Graves. Boars' Hill 1921'
Graves and Nancy Nicholson lived in the cottage in the garden of John Masefield's
house at Boars Hill from September 1919 until May 1921.
Welchman's Hose. The Fleuron, September 1925. 525 copies.
with wood engravings and cover by Paul Nash. Higginson, A16.
Goodbye To All That. Cape, London 1929 in dw. 2nd state without the Sassoon poem
between p. 341 - 343.
also.2nd revised ed. Cape, London 1957 in dw.
But It Still Goes On. Cape, London 1930. 2nd state with no mention of 'The Child
Julian GRENFELL (1888 - 1915). Eldest son of Lord Desborough. A regular officer before
the war. Captain, 1st Royal Dragoons. DSO. Wounded near Ypres. Buried Boulogne Eastern
War Poems from the Times: August 1914 - 1915. Issued with The Times, Aug. 9th 1915.
Contains Grenfell's 'Into Battle'.
Pages from a Family Journal by Lady Desborough. Privately printed 1916. Inscribed
to her ladies maid.
Ronald GURNER (1890 – 1939). 8th Battalion, Rifle Brigade. Headmaster of The Whitgift
War’s Echo. T. Fisher Unwin, 1917
Pass Guard at Ypres. Dent, London 1930 in d.w.
Ivor GURNEY (1890 - 1937). Served as a private in the 2nd/5th Gloucesters, later
transferred to Machine Gun Corps. Gassed at Passchendaele. Studied at Royal College
of Music. Committed to Barnwood House asylum in 1922. Close friend of F. W. Harvey.
Poems by Ivor Gurney. Hutchinson, 1954 in dw. Edited by Edmund Blunden
W. Henry HARRIS (?).
Britain Rings True & other poems. Privately Printed, Redruth (1914-15). in orange
F. W. HARVEY (1888 - 1857). Served with the 5th Gloucestershire Regiment as a private.
Captured soon after being commissioned in 1916 and spent the rest of the war in Gutersloh
and Crefeld prison camps. Wrote 'Comrades in Captivity' about his experience there.
Awarded DCM. A solicitor in later life. A close friend of Ivor Gurney.
A Gloucestershire Lad at Home and Abroad. Sidgwick & Jackson, London 1916.
Gloucestershire Friends. Sidgwick & Jackson, London 1917 in dw.
Ducks & Other Verses. Sidgwick & Jackson, London 1919.
In Pillowell Woods and other Poems. Frank Harris, Lydney 1926.
Gloucestershire. A Selection from the Poems. Oliver & Boyd, London 1947. Harvey's'
first collection for 22 years. Contains many new poems.
Comrades in Captivity. A record of life in seven German prisons. Sidgwick & Jackson,
London 1920 in dw..
Mary H. J. HENDERSON (?).
In War & Peace: Songs of a Scotswoman. Erskine Macdonald, April 1918. with a foreword
by John Oxenham. Pale blue cloth.
A. P. HERBERT (1890 - 1971). Lt. Royal Naval Division. Fought at Gallipoli, mentioned
in dispatches. Wounded in France. Wrote 'The Secret Battle'. Served as MP for Oxford.
Knighted in 1945.
Half-Hours at Helles. Blackwell, November 1916. Third imp. in wrappers.
The Bomber Gypsy. Methuen, 1918. in red cloth.
The Secret Battle. Knopf, New York 1920
William Noel HODGSON (1893 - 1916). Lt. 9th Devonshire Regiment. MC. Killed on the
first day of the Somme. Buried Devonshire Cemetery, Mametz.
Verse and Prose in Peace and War. Smith, Elder 1916. in green cloth + 3rd ed. reprint
1920 in plain d.w. Inscribed by Hodgson’s sister, Stella Tower to the bishop of St.
Edmonsbury & Norwich. Their father previously held the same office.
Jimmy HOWCROFT (1893 - ?). Observer with the RFC. Crashed over the Somme in September
1916 fracturing his spine. Paralysed for the rest of his life. Lived in Liphook,
The Songs of a Broken Airman. Hodder & Stoughton, 1923 in pictorial dw
David JONES (1895 - 1974).Served in France & Flanders with 15th Royal Welch Fusiliers
from 1915. CBE 1955. One of the leading British painters of the day.
In Parenthesis. Faber & Faber, London 1937.
in plain dw.
Herbert KAUFMAN ( 1878 - ?). American Poet.
The Song of the Guns. T. Fisher Unwin, London October 1914 in Pictorial wrappers.
Highly popular patriotic verse republished in 1918 as 'The Hell-Gate of Soissons'.
G. A. Studdert KENNEDY ('Woodbine Willie'(1883 - 1929)). M.C. , Chaplain to the Forces
Rough Rhymes of a Padre. Hodder & Stoughton, London 1922, 11th ed.
More Rough Rhymes of a Padre. Hodder & Stoughton 1919.
Rhymes. Hodder & Stoughton, London 1932 reprint. Collection of his 'Rough Rhymes
of a Padre' & 'More Rough Rhymes'. Wrappered boards.
R. Watson KERR (1895 – 1860). 2nd Lt., MGC & 2nd Royal Tank Corps. MC
War Daubs:Poems. Bodley Head 1919
Stephen KING-HALL (‘Etienne, Lt. R. N. 1893 – 1966) . Commander, Royal Navy. Author
& Broadcaster. Created Baron Hall in 1966
Verses from the Grand Fleet. Erskine Macdonald 1917. Purple wrappers.
Rudyard KIPLING (1865 - 1936). O.M. Kipling’s' son John was a lieutenant in the Irish
Guards and was killed at Loos. He was active with the War Graves Commission after
the war being responsible for the text on many memorials. Wrote a history of the
The Years Between. Methuen, London 1919 dw. Livingston, 442.
The Irish Guards in the Great War 2 vol. Macmillan 1923 in dw. Signed by Kipling.
The Fringes of the Fleet. Macmillan 1915
France at War. Macmillan 1915
The New Army in Training. Macmillan 1915
Sea Warfare. Macmillan 1916
and many others.
Francis LEDWIDGE (1891 - 1917). Lance Corporal, 1st & 5th Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers.
Fought at Gallipoli, killed near Boesinghe on the 1st day of 3rd Ypres. Friend of
Lord Dunsany. Buried Artillery Wood Cemetery, Boesinghe.
Songs of Peace. Herbert Jenkins, London 1917. Introduced by Lord Dunsany. in green
Last Songs. Herbert Jenkins, London 1918. Introduced by Lord Dunsany in dw.
The Complete Poems. Herbert Jenkins, London 1919.in red cloth.
Joseph Johnston LEE (1876 - 1954). Sgt. in the Black Watch, Lt. in KRRC. POW detailed
in Captive at Carlsruhe, Wrote a book on Lippi.
Ballads of Battle.Murray 1916. Illustrated by the author in dw.
Work-A-Day Warriors. Murray, London 1917. Illustrated by the author.
Joseph LEFTWICH ( 1892 - ?). Writer & Journalist, close friend of Rosenberg and
John Rodker. His poem 'Killed in Action' was for many years thought to be by Rosenberg.
Along the Years. Robert Anscombe, London 1937. No 93 of 750 copies. In plain cream
Roland LEIGHTON (1895 - 1915). Lt. 1st/7th Worcestershire Regiment. Brother of the
illustrator Clare Leighton and fiancé of Vera Brittain. Buried at Louvencourt Military
Poems. Privately printed, 1993. inscribed to my wife by the authors' nephew David,
April 1993 and with a letter from him. Wrappers.
Shane LESLIE (1885 - 1971). Baronet. 1st Cousin of Winston Churchill. Author of various
novels and biographies of Swift, George IV & Cardinal Manning.
The Epic of Jutland. Ernest Benn, London 1930 in dw. Inscribed & hand corrected
by the author aboard the Aquitania in Dec. 1934
Poems & Ballads. Ernest Benn, London 1933. in cream cloth.
Winifred M. LETTS (1882 - 1971). Irish. VAD in 1915 in Manchester.
Hallow-e'en and Poems of the War. John Murray, London 1916. In green cloth.
P. H. B. LYON (1893 - 1986). Capt. 6th Durham Light Infantry. MC. Headmaster of Rugby
Turn Fortune. Constable, London 1923. in patterned cloth.
John McCRAE (1872 - 1918). Lt. Col. A Canadian doctor before the war. Joined as a
gunner, but transferred to medical corps. In charge of No 3 hospital in Boulogne.
Died of pneumonia before he could take up post of consultant to the British Army.
Buried Wimerieux Communal Cemetery.
In Flanders Fields & Other Poems. William Briggs, Toronto 1919. in plain dw. The
first book appearance of what has been called the most famous poem of the war.
Patrick MacGILL (1889 - 1963). Sergeant, London Irish Rifles.
Wounded at Loos in 1915. Irish journalist, published many books before & after
the war including many on the war.
Soldier Songs. Herbert Jenkins, London 1917.
In pictorial dw.
The Amateur Army. Herbert Jenkins, London 1915
The Red Horizon. Herbert Jenkins, London 1916
The Great Push. Herbert Jenkins, London 1916. in dw
The Brown Brethren. Herbert Jenkins, London 1918
in dw. 21st thousand.
The Diggers. Herbert Jenkins, London 1919.
Fear. Herbert Jenkins, London n.d. (1925) in dw. f.p.1921.
Arthur James ('Hamish') MANN (1896 - 1917). 2nd Lt.,8th Black Watch. Killed on 10th
April during the battle of Arras. Buried Aubigny Communal Cemetery.
A Subaltern's Musings. John Long, London 1918. in purple cloth.
Frederic MANNING (1882 - 1935). Private, 7th Kings' Shropshire Light Infantry. Australian.
Published 'The Middle Parts of Fortune' in 1929. Widely regarded as the best book
about ordinary soldiers in the war.
Eidola. John Murray, London 1917. In red cloth.
The Middle Parts of Fortune. Somme & Ancre, 1916. Piazza Press, London 1929. 2 volumes.
no.228 of 510 copies.
Her Privates We. Peter Davis, London 1930.
Alice MEYNELL (1847 - 1922). Sister of Lady Butler, the military painter, & mother
of Francis Meynell. Editer of several literary magazines of the 90s & friend of
many figures of the late Victorian era - Tennyson, Ruskin etc.
Poems. Burns & Oates, London 1914, eleventh thousand. In green cloth. Inscribed
‘To Dear Lady Desborough from Alice Meynell, 1917’ Library sticker from Taplow Court.
Ettie Desborough was the mother of Julian & Billie Grenfell & one of the leading
lights of the ‘Souls’. The parties at Taplow Court were said to be one of the highlights
of the season.
A Father of Women & Other Poems. Burns & Oates, London 1917. in plain wrappers.
Harold MONRO (1879 - 1932). Commissioned in anti-aircraft battery, RA later in War
Office. Proprietor & publisher of the Poetry Bookshop. Friend of Owen, Gibson, Edward
Trees. Poetry Bookshop, London 1916 with 6 woodcut illustrations by James Guthrie.
Limited edition of 400 copies in black paper boards.
Strange Meetings. Poetry Bookshop, London Dec.1917 2nd thousand. in wrappers.
Real Property. Poetry Bookshop, London 14th March 1922. Wrappers.
Charles MURRAY (1864 - 1941). Born in Alford, Aberdeenshire. Lt. in Boer War with
Railway Pioneer Regiment. Lt. Col. South African Defence Force during Great War.
Author of 'Hamewith'.
A Sough O' War. Constable 1917. Wrappers.
Robert NICHOLS (1893 - 1944). Fought on the Somme with the Royal Artillery. Invalided
home with shellshock. Georgian poet, close friend of Brooke & Sassoon.
Invocation: War poems & Others. Elkin Mathews, London 1915. Wrappers.
Ardours & Endurances. Chatto & Windus, London 1917. in pictorial dw. with contemporary
review from the Times tipped-in.
Aurelia & Other Poems. Chatto & Windus, London 1920. in cloth.
Carola OMAN (1897 – 1978). Daughter of the Historian Sir Charles Oman. Served as
a nurse with the British Red Cross on the Western Front from 1916 – 1919. Novelist
& Biographer, winner of the James Tate Black Memorial Prize in 1953. CBE 1957.
The Menin Road & other poems. Hodder & Stoughton, London 1919 in blue dw.
Wilfred OWEN (1893 - 1918). Lt. 2nd Battalion Manchester Regiment. MC. The major
poet of the Great War, heavily influenced by Sassoon whom he met whilst convalescing
from shellshock at Craiglockhart. Introduced by Sassoon to Graves, Nichols, the Sitwell’s
and Edward Marsh. Killed on November 4th. Buried Ors Village Communal Cemetery.
Wheels: A Forth Cycle. Blackwell 1919. 1000 copies. Cover design by William Roberts.
Edited by Edith Sitwell. Dedicated to Owen. Owen's first appearance in book form
- contains 7 of his poems. with the signature of Paul Jordan Smith, editor Los Angeles
Times and noted book collector.
Poems. Chatto & Windus, London 1920. Introduction by Siegfried Sassoon & with a preface
by Owen. 1000 copies. with the bookplate of Robert Cecil Owen?
The Poems of Wilfred Owen. Chatto & Windus, London 1931. Plain d.w. Compiled by Edmund
Blunden. 1520 ordinary copies in UK.
Max PLOWMAN (1883 - 1941). Lt. 10th West Yorks. Fought on the Somme. Wrote 'A Subaltern
on the Somme' under the pseudonym Mark VII. Secretary of the Peace Pledge Union &
Editor of the Adelphi.
A Lap Full of Seed. Blackwell, Oxford 1917. in green cloth.
Shoots in the Stubble. C. W. Daniel, London 1920. in blue cloth.
A Subaltern on the Somme. Dent, London Jan. 1928 3rd imp. in dw.
Bridge into the Future. Dakers, London 1944. Letters.
Jessie POPE (1868 – 1941). Poet, Writer & Journalist.
Hits & Misses. Grant Richards 1920 in grey boards, inscribed by Pope in 1931.
Herbert READ (1893 - 1968). Capt. Green Howards. MC, DSO. Professor and lecturer
in fine arts and poetry. Knighted in 1953.
Naked Warriors. Art & Letters, London 1919. In wrappers with design by Wyndham Lewis
(see. W.Michel ‘Wyndham Lewis’ cat.260)
Eclogues. Beaumont Press, London Dec.20, 1919. No. 115 of 200 copies, 120 as this
on hand-made paper. Illustrated by Ethelbert White.
Collected Poems 1913 - 1925. Faber & Gwyer, London 1926 in brown cloth.
The End of a War. Faber & Faber, London 1933. In plain yellow dw.
Edgell RICKWORD (1898 - 1982). Lt. Royal Berkshire Regiment. MC. Invalided out after
losing sight in one eye. Biographer and translator. Assistant Ed. 'Left Review'.
Editor of 'Our Time'. Friend of W. J. Turner.
Behind the Eyes. Sidgwick & Jackson, London 1921. in patterned cloth.
Collected Poems. Bodley Head, London 1947 in blue cloth. from the library of Allington
E. V. RIEU (1887-1972). Translator of Homer & Editor of Penguin Classics.
The Tryst & Other Poems. Humphrey Milford 1917 in d.w.
W. F. ROLLO. L. Cpl. 1st Batt., Border Regiment.
Stray Shots from the Dardanelles. Thurnam & Sons, Carlisle 1916, 2nd ed. Inscribed
by Lt. Holmes Parker, 3rd Border Regiment who has annotated the text.
Isaac ROSENBERG (1890 - 1918). 1st & 11thKings Own Royal Lancaster Regiment. Apprenticed
as an engraver, studied at the Slade with Nash and Spencer. Befriended by Binyon
and Edward Marsh. His first 3 volumes privately printed at his own expense. Killed
April 1st near Arras. Buried Bailleul Road East Cemetery.
Night & Day. Privately Printed facsimile ed. Grove Press, Ilkley June 1979
No.5 of 10
Youth. Privately Printed by I. Narodiczky, London 1915. approx. 100 copies printed.
Rosenberg raised the £2 10s to have this, his 2nd of 3 slim pamphlets, printed by
selling 3 drawings to Edward Marsh.
Moses. Privately Printed by Reuben (Crazy) Cohen at The Paragon Printing Works,
London 1916. no. of copies unknown but probably around 50. The last of Rosenberg’s’
3 privately printed pamphlets. 11 ink corrections as called for possibly in Rosenbergs’
hand but more likely in Cohens’
Poems. Heinemann, London 1922. In plain blue dw. 500 copies printed. Introduction
by Laurence Binyon. Inscribed by Annie Wynick, Rosenberg’s' sister & literary executrix.
From the library of Joseph Cohen, biographer of Rosenberg in 'Journey to the Trenches'.
Annie Wynick devoted her life to keeping Rosenberg’s poetry in the public eye. She
died in a tragic accident in Brighton in 1961.
The Complete Poems. Chatto & Windus, London 1937. dw. 500 copies printed. Foreword
by Siegfried Sassoon.
Owen RUTTER (1889 - 1944). Major, Wiltshire Regiment. Mentioned in despatches. Published
under the pseudonym 'Klip-Klip'.
Tiadatha. Philip Allan, London 1935.in pictorial dw. Decorated by Richard Ogle,
preface by Lord Milne. 1st single volume edition of Song & Travels of Tiadatha. (for
a full appreciation see 'The Price of Pity' by Martin Stephen).
Siegfried SASSOON (1886 - 1967). MC, CBE. Capt. 1st, 2nd & 25th Royal Welch Fusiliers.
Twice wounded. Committed to Craiglockhart psychiatric hospital after publication
of his anti-war statement. There met Wilfred Owen. Friend of Graves and the Bloomsbury
set. Literary editor 'Daily Herald'. Published fictionalised biographical trilogy
'Memoirs of George Sherston'.
The Old Huntsman & Other Poems. Heinemann, London 3rd May 1917. in plain dw. 740
copies published in England. Erratum slip on p.5. Keynes A15a.
Four Poems. Reprinted from 'The Cambridge Magazine', No.7, Cambridge, January 1918.
A 4-page leaflet. The four poems are 'Dreamers', 'Base Details', 'Does it Matter?'
and 'Glory of Women'. 200 – 250 copies printed.
Counter-Attack. Heinemann, London 27th June 1918. Rebound incorporating the original
wrappers. 1500 copies printed.
Keynes A 17a.
Picture Show. Privately printed for the
author by J. B. Peace, Cambridge
University, June 1919. 200 copies printed
in brown paper boards. Keynes A19a.Inscribed by Joseph Cohen, Professor
Emeritus Tulane University, biographer
of several of the war poets.
Picture Show. Dutton, New York, April 1920. 2nd printing in grey cloth. 7 additional
poems to that of the English edition above. Keynes A19b.
The War Poems. Heinemann, London, 30th Oct.1919 in plain dw. 2000 copies. Keynes
Selected Poems. Heinemann, London April 1925 in blue cloth. 2000 copies Keynes A24.
Satirical Poems. Heinemann, London 29th April 1926 in plain dw. 1500 copies printed.
Nativity. Faber & Gwyer, London 1927. Pamphlet with cover and 1 other design by Paul
Nash. No 7 of the Ariel Poems. 3500 copies. Keynes A27.
The Heart's Journey. Heinemann, London 19th July 1928 in plain dw. 2000 copies printed.Keynes
The Road to Ruin. Faber, London, November 1933 in red cloth. 3000 copies printed.
Vigils. Heinemann, London November 1935 dark blue cloth in plain dw. 2000 copies
printed. Keynes A39d.
Collected Poems. Faber, London 12th Sept.1947 in light green cloth. 10,000 copies
printed. Keynes A52a
Memoirs of a Fox-Hunting Man. Faber & Gwyer, London 28th Sept. 1928 in plain dw.
State 1b. 1500 copies printed. Keynes A30a.
also Illustrated edition. Faber, London 1929. Keynes A30d.
Memoirs of an Infantry Officer. Faber & Faber, London 1930 in plain dw. 20,000 copies.
Faber & Faber, London Sept.1936 in plain blue dw. 15,720 copies printed. Keynes A40a.
The Complete Memoirs of
George Sherston. Faber &
Faber, London Oct.1937 in pictorial dw. 4,500 copies printed. Keynes A41a.
The Old Century & Seven More Years. Faber & Faber, London Sept.1938.
10,000 copies printed. Keynes A42.
The Weald of Youth. Faber & Faber, London Oct.1942 in dw by Reynolds Stone. 10,000
copies printed. Keynes A49a.
Siegfried's Journey. Faber & Faber, London Dec.1945 in dw by Reynolds Stone. 31,350
copies printed. Keynes A51a.
Autograph letter, signed, to a Mr. Thornburgh declining an invitation to address
the Literary Circle of the National Liberal Club “ I am an unwilling public speaker,
and very seldom come to London in these days”. On printed letterhead of Ben Buie
Lodge, Mull, cancelled by hand to Heytesbury House, Wilts. 18:9:49. Sassoon was visiting
his wife Hester at her house on Mull at this time. She had moved there 4 years earlier.
From the Alan Clodd Library. Maggs Cat.1381, item 1026.
Owen SEAMAN (?). Kt.
War-Time. Constable, London 1915 2nd imp. with additional poems in green wrappers.
Alan SEEGER (1888 - 1916). Born in New York, joined the French Foreign Legion. Fought
at Champagne and on the Somme where he and his comrades were killed by German enfilade
fire on July 4th. Seen as the American Rupert Brooke.
Poems. Constable, London 1917 in orange cloth. Contains his most anthologised poem
'I have a rendezvous with death'.
Robert SERVICE (1874 - 1958). Born in Preston but emigrated to Canada in 1894. Served
as an ambulance driver with the Canadian Army Medical Corps on the Western Front
for 2 years. Writer of many novels and poems.
Rhymes of a Red-Cross Man. Barse & Hopkins, New York 1916.
In pictorial dw.
Edward SHANKS (1892 - 1953). Joined8th South Lancashire Regiment in 1914 but invalided
out the following year. Worked in War Office for remainder of the war. First winner
of the Hawthornden Prize. Lecturer in Poetry, University of Liverpool. Leader writer
Songs. Poetry Bookshop, London 1915 in pictorial wrappers.
Poems. Sidgwick & Jackson, London 1916 in red cloth.
The Queen of China & Other Poems. Knopf, New York 1919 in plain dw.
Dora SIGERSON (Mrs. Clement SHORTER) (? - 1918). Irish poetess.
The Sad Years. Constable, London 1918. Cream paper covered boards.
G. J. SHERVILL
The Second Flight. Duckworth 1939 in d.w.
Lancelot de Giberne SIEVEKING (1896 – 1972). DFC. Royal Naval Air Service. Shotdown
& captured in 1917. Drama script editor & producer for BBC. Writer & journalist.
The Cud. Mills & Boon, London March 1922. Limited to 500 copies. The war poems here
were written while Sieveking was in a German prison camp.
Inscribed by the author ‘As for this lot: This is for Scott. What a lot of rot.’
Scott Goddard wrote the incidental music for some of Sievekings’ radio plays.
Smite & Spare Not. Cassell, London June 1933 2nd imp (fp April 1933) in dw by Paul
Nash. Incribed by the author.
Silence in Heaven. Cassell, London 1936 in dw by Paul Nash.
The Eye of the Beholder. Hulton, London 1957 in photographic dw.
Osbert SITWELL (1892 - 1969). Regular officer, Grenadier Guards, fought at Loos.
Edited 'Wheels' with his sister Edith. Same regiment as E. W. Tennant. Friend of
Owen & Sassoon. Baronet 1943.
Argonaut & Juggernaut. Chatto & Windus, London 1919 in beige cloth.
Charles SORLEY (1895 - 1915). Capt., 7th Suffolk Regiment. Educated Marlborough College.
Killed 13th October, at the battle of Loos. Loos Memorial to the Missing, Dud Corner
Marlborough & Other Poems. Cambridge University Press, 1st ed. January 1916 in
dw + 2nd ed. February 1916 with additional poem + 3rd ed. November 1916 with illustrations
in prose. All in blue cloth + 4th ed. May 1919, re-arranged & re-set in plain d.w.
Letters from Germany & from the Army. Privately printed 1916. Inscribed to Sorley’s
uncle James from his parents. No.5 of 60 copies.
The Letters of Charles Sorley. Cambridge Univ. Press 1919 in dw.
Sir J(ohn) C(ollings) SQUIRE (1884 - 1958). Leader of the Georgian Poets after Edward
Marsh. Editor London Mercury. Published many collections of light verse & parodies.
Friend of the war artist John Nash.
The Survival of the Fittest. Allen & Unwin, December 1919. revised ed. Inscribed
'John Nash from J. C. Squire, 1919'
Edward de STEIN (1887 - 1965). 11th Kings Royal Rifle Corps, transferring to the
Machine Gun Corps. Director of Finance, Ministry of Supply during 2nd World War.
The Poets in Picardy. John Murray, 1919 in dw.
John STILL (?). Lt., East Yorkshire Regiment. Spent 3 years as a POW in Turkey an
account of which he published as 'A Prisoner in Turkey'.
Poems in Captivity. John Lane, London 1919 in blue cloth.
Edward Wyndham ('Bim') TENNANT (1897 - 1916). 4th Grenadier Guards. Son of Lord Glenconner
and the youngest Wykehamist to enlist. In the same company as Osbert Sitwell. Killed
September 22nd during the Battle of the Somme. Buried Guillemont Road Cemetery.
Worple Flit & Other Poems. Blackwell, Oxford 1916 in grey wrappers. Inscribed to
Lady Plymouth, George Wyndham’s (Bim’s uncle’s)mistress.
Wheels. A Second Cycle. Blackwell, Oxford 1917. 1000 copies. Edited by Edith Sitwell.
Cover by C. W. Beaumont. First appearance of 'The Mad Soldier'. from the library
of Paul Jordan Smith (see above).
Letters from my sons during the Great War by Pamela Glenconner. Privately printed
1916. Only one other copy traced in the University of Texas.
Edward Wyndham Tennant. A Memoir by his mother Pamela Glenconner. John Lane, London
1919 with many additional poems. Blue cloth.
Edward THOMAS (1878 - 1917). 2nd Lt., 244th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery.
Established travel and nature writer. Encouraged to write poetry by Robert Frost.
Georgian and friend of the Dymock poets. Enlisted in the Artists Rifles. Killed 9th
April at the Battle of Arras. Buried Agny Military Cemetery.
An Annual of New Poetry. Constable, London 1917. Ed. by Gordon Bottomley. Contains
18 poems under his pseudonym 'Edward Eastaway'. With poems by Frost, Gibson, Drinkwater
and others. The first substantial collection of Thomas' poems to appear in print.
In plain light green dw.
Poems. Selwyn & Blount, London 1917. 525 copies. in grey boards.
Last Poems. Selwyn & Blount, London 1918 in cream boards.
Twelve Poets. A Miscellany of New Verse. Selwyn & Blount, London 1918 in original
glassine d.w. Contains 10 poems by Thomas all previously published.
Collected Poems. Selwyn & Blount, London 1920. with a foreword by Walter de la Mare.
In blue cloth.
Selected Poems. Gregynog Press, Newtown 24th June, 1927. No 29 of 275 copies. with
an introduction by Edward Garnett. in yellow boards.
Rose Acre Papers. Duckworth, London 1910 in dw.
Cloud Castle & Other Papers. Duckworth, London 1922 with a foreword by W. H. Hudson.
Bookplate of P. H. B. Lyon, WW1 Poet & Headmaster of Rugby School.
Edward THOMPSON (1886 - 1946). Wesleyan minister. Chaplain to the 7th Division in
Mesopotamia in 1916. Resigned from the ministry in 1923.
Collected Poems. Ernest Benn, London 1930. in cream dw.
These Men Thy Friends. Knopf, London 1927 in dw.
Crusader's Coast. Benn, London 1929 in dw.
In Araby Orion. Benn, London 1930 in dw.
Lament For Adonis. Benn, London 1932 in dw.
Walter James TURNER (1889 - 1946). Royal Garrison Artillery. Friend of Rupert Brooke
and the Georgians. Sassoon bought him his first house. Literary editor Daily Herald
(succeeded Sassoon) and Spectator.
The Hunter & Other Poems. Sidgwick & Jackson, London 1916 in contemporary home-made
dw. inscribed 'To Sherril Schell from W. J. Turner' and containing an a.l.s. from
Turner to Schell. Schell was the American photographer who took the famous photos
of Rupert Brooke.This book is dedicated to Francis Meynell who introduced Brooke
to Schell. The enclosed letter mentions a visit by Turner to Meynell. Stuck to the
rear board is a photo of Turner by Schell.
The Duchess of Popocatapetl. Dent, London 1939 in dw. by Edward Bawden
A satirical novel in which the hero, James Blow (based on Sassoon) goes to the war
and meets various literary characters like T. E. Lawrence & Hardy. The character
‘Airbubble’ is Turner.
Katharine TYNAN (1859-1931). Irish novelist. Mother of Pamela Hinkson, author of
‘The Victors’ under the pseudonym ‘Peter Deane’.
Flower of Youth. Sidgwick 1915, 2nd imp.
Herb o’Grace. Sidgwick 1918. Review Copy.
Robert Ernest VERNEDE (1875 - 1917). 2nd Lt.,3rd & 12th Rifle Brigade. Novelist before
the war. Wounded on the Somme in 1916. Killed on April 9th by machine-gun fire at
Havrincourt Wood. Buried Lebucquiere Communal Cemetery Extension.
War Poems & Other Verses. Heinemann, London 1917 in plain d.w.. with an introduction
by Edmund Gosse in red cloth.
Alec WAUGH (1898 - 1981). Brother of Evelyn Waugh. Officer with the Dorset regiment
in 1917. POW recounted in 'The Prisoners of Mainz'. Served during 2nd World War.
Prolific novelist, notably 'The Loom of Youth'.
Resentment. Grant Richards, London 1918. in cream boards.
The Prisoners of Mainz. Chapman & Hall, London 1919.
Arthur Graham WEST (1891 - 1917). 16th Public Schools Battalion, Lt. 6th Battalion
Oxs & Bucks Light Infantry. Killed 3rd April near Guillemont. Buried HAC Cemetery,
The Diary of a Dead Officer. Allen & Unwin, London 1918. Ed. by C. E. M. Joad. in
Ella Wheeler WILCOX (1850 – 1919). American author & poet of popular verse.
Hello Boys. Gay & Hancock 1918 in wrappers.
George WILLIS (?).
Any Soldier to his Son. Allen & Unwin, London 1919. Wrappers with cover design by
C. R. W. Nevinson.
Theodore Percival Cameron WILSON (1889 - 1918). Capt.,10th Battalion Sherwood Foresters.
Son of a clergyman, a schoolmaster and novelist before the war. Killed on the Somme
March 23rd during the Ludendorff Offensive. Arras Memorial to the Missing, Fauborg
Magpies in Picardy. Poetry Bookshop, London May 15th 1919. Cover design by Claude
Margaret Louise WOODS ( ? ).
The Return & Other Poems. John Lane, London 1921 in green cloth.
Edward Hilton YOUNG ( 1879 - 1960). DSO, DSC Lt. RNVR. Wounded at Zeebruge. An MP
and Minister of Health. Became Lord Kennet. Married Scott's widow. Published 6 further
A Muse at Sea. Sidgwick & Jackson, London 1919. In plain dw.
Francis Brett YOUNG (1884 – 1954). Captain, RAMC in the East African Campaign.
Five Degrees South. Martin Secker, London 1917 in wrappers.
Marching on Tanga. Collins, 1917 in dw
Jim Redlake. Heinemann 1930 in dw
“Poems of the Great War.” Chatto. (1914).
“War Poems from the Times.” Times. (1915).
“The Fiery Cross.” G. Richards. (1915).
“Battalion Ballads”. Clark. (1916)
“Georgian Poetry 1916 - 1917.” P. Bookshop. (1917).
“An Annual of New Poetry 1917.” Constable. (1917).
“New Paths.” C. W. Beaumont. (1918).
“A Treasury of War Poetry.” Hodder. (1919).
“Oxford Poetry 1917 - 1919.” Blackwell. (1920).
Brererton, F.“An Anthology of War Poems.” Collins.dw (1930).
Kyle, G. “Soldier Poets.” E. Macdonald. (1917).
P. Wyndham Lewis [ed.] Blast Vol.2 War Number. John Lane. (July 1915).
Nichols, R. “Anthology of War Poetry 1914 - 1918.” N. Watson. (1943).
Osborn, E. B. “The Muse in Arms.” J. Murray. (1917).
Sitwell, Edith. "Wheels 1917 - 1920." Blackwell.
Trotter, J. T. “Valour & Vision.” Longmans. (1920).