The Collected Poems of Rupert Brooke: With a Memoir - Rupert Brooke, Edward Marsh 1918 - Sidgwick & Jackson, London - First Edition ‘Out of the nothingness of sleep,
The slow dreams of Eternity,
There was a thunder on the deep:
I came, because you called to me.’ –
The Call.

A comprehensive collection of Brooke’s poems, finely bound by Bayntun Riviere of Bath, and housed in matching fleece-lined morocco clamshell case.

Illustrated with two black and white plates from photographic portraits of Rupert Brooke. In addition this is the first edition of Edward Marsh’s ‘
Memoir’ and an introduction to that memoir by Rupert Brooke’s father, published later as a separate volume.

‘If I should die, think only this of me:
That there's some corner of a foreign field
That is for ever England. There shall be
In that rich earth a richer dust concealed;
A dust whom England bore, shaped, made aware,
Gave, once, her flowers to love, her ways to roam,
A body of England's, breathing English air,
Washed by the rivers, blest by suns of home.’ –
The Soldier.
  Rupert Chawner Brooke (1887-1915) was an English poet known for his idealistic war sonnets written during the First World War, especially "The Soldier". He was also known for his boyish good looks, which were said to have prompted the Irish poet W. B. Yeats to describe him as "the handsomest young man in England".

References: Keynes, 13 - One of 3,200 copies printed.

Octavo (binding size 19.7x13.4cm), pp. [2] clix [1] 160 [2].
  Finely bound by the Bayntun-Riviere bindery in full navy blue morocco, with gilt vignette of a wreath (Brooke would have preferred garland) of mistletoe enclosing a profile of Brooke to the front cover, both covers with single gilt filet border, spine lettered and dated in gilt with one line panels, centre tools and tooled bands, gilt decorated edges and turn-ins, hand marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Housed in matching fleece-lined quarter navy blue morocco clamshell slipcase with spine lettered in gilt with one line panels, tooled bands and spine ends, lined in felt.   Condition: Fine in fine binding and fine clamshell case   Ref: 110307   Price: HK$ 11,000