The Volunteer and Other Poems by Herbert Asquith 1st / 1st 1915
London: Sidgwick & Jackson Ltd (1915). First UK edition in stapled wrappers as issued. In very good condition with the covers lightly tanned at the edges. Pages are clean with no foxing or previous owner’s marks.
Herbert Dixon Asquith, the son of the then prime minister and also husband of Lady Cynthia Asquith, served in the war with The Royal Artillery.
This would be his only collection of war poetry (although his works would appear in several anthologies). Included is “the fallen subaltern” a tribute to fallen soldiers. He also penned fiction including a best seller of its time, set in the war called “Young Orland”. a rare collection of poetry.