"1914" Five Sonnets by Rupert Brooke 1st / 1st 1915
London: Sidgwick & Jackson Ltd (1915) A first print copy of the rare pamphlet issued in 1915 that includes Peace, Safety, The Dead and The Soldier. The booklet is in very good condition with only light wear to the edges.
Brooke wrote these poems in the autumn following the outbreak of the First World War. They were first published in ‘New Numbers’. The poem ‘The Soldier’ would claim popularity when three weeks before Brooke’s death in April 1915, the Dean of St Paul’s Cathedral read it at the Easter Sunday service.