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SIEGFRIED SASSOON

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"SILENCE IS THE ULTIMATE GUIDE"

SASSOON, Siegfried. Vigils. Bristol, 1934.

Signed limited first edition, number 143 of only 303 copies signed and numbered by Sassoon on the colophon, this copy one of 66 reserved presentation copies and additionally inscribed by Sassoon with his characteristic interlocked double-S initials to Lady Ottoline Morrell, influential member of the famed Bloomsbury group: "O.M. from SS." $6000.

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"TO AN UNCOMMON READER"

(SASSOON, Siegfried) WOOLF, Virginia. The Common Reader. London, 1925.

First edition of Virginia Woolf's popular and influential collection of essays, one of only 1250 printed at the Hogarth Press founded and run by Woolf and her husband Leonard, inscribed by the renowned English soldier, poet, and writer Siegfried Sassoon and signed by him with his characteristic monogram on the half title, incorporating the title into the inscription, crossing out the word "The" and replacing it with "Un": "To an Uncommon Reader (Miss Schuster) from [Sassoon's monogram]. June 28, 1925." $3800.

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"THE FIRST MAN WHO EVER DESCRIBED WAR FULL AND EXACTLY"

SASSOON, Siegfried. The War Poems. London, 1919.

First edition of a powerful collection of WWI war poems by Sassoon, who "opened the dug-out door to the poet of modern war," most written while in the hospital recovering from his war injuries. including 12 poems never before publicly issued, in scarce original cloth and dust jacket. $3200.

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