Siegfried Sassoon

Forewords

Books containing Forewords and Introductions Written by Siegfried Sassoon

Title:

Poems by Wilfred Owen

Author:

 

Keynes:

B2

Publisher:

Chatto & Windus

Date:

1920

Description:

Introduction

Title:

Handley Cross

Author:

Surtees

Keynes:

B8

Publisher:

George G. Harrap & Co Ltd

Date:

1930

Description:

Introduction

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Title:

Hillingdon Hall

Author:

Surtees

Keynes:

B9

Publisher:

George G. Harrap & Co Ltd

Date:

1931

Description:

Introduction

Title:

The Collected Works of Isaac Rosenberg (Auction photograph)

Author:

Edited by Gordon Bottomley and Denys Harding

Keynes:

B15

Publisher:

Chatto & Windus London

Date:

1937

Description:

Foreword

Title:

Poems From Italy

Author:

Members of the Eighth Army

Keynes:

B18

Publisher:

George G. Harrap & Co Ltd

Date:

1945

Description:

Introduction

Title:

The Collected Poems of Isaac Rosenberg

Author:

Edited by Gordon Bottomley and Denys Harding

Keynes:

Not Collated

Publisher:

Chatto & Windus London

Date:

1949

Description:

Foreword

Title:

Isaac Rosenberg Collected Poems (American Edition)

Author:

Edited by Gordon Bottomley and Denys Harding

Keynes:

Not Collated

Publisher:

Schocken Books New York

Date:

1949

Description:

Foreword

Title:

Omar Khayyam

Author:

Edward Fitzgerald

Keynes:

B22

Publisher:

Marlborough College Press

Date:

1951

Description:

Introduction

Title:

Fright in the Forest

Author:

Benn Sowerby

Keynes:

B23

Publisher:

Rupert Hart-Davis

Date:

1951

Description:

Introduction

Title:

Sport From Within

Author:

Frank Atherton Brown

Keynes:

B25

Publisher:

Hutchinson

Date:

1952

Description:

Foreword

Title:

Anna Gordon Keown Collected Poems (See bottom of page)

Author:

Anna Gordon Keown

Keynes:

B26

Publisher:

The Caravel Press London

Date:

1953

Description:

Foreword

Title:

Hunting Scenes From Surtees (Red Cloth)

Author:

Lionel Gough

Keynes:

B28

Publisher:

Rupert Hart-Davis

Date:

1953

Description:

Introduction

Title:

Hunting Scenes From Surtees (Turquoise Cloth)

Author:

Lionel Gough

Keynes:

Not Collated

Publisher:

Rupert Hart-Davis

Date:

1953

Description:

Introduction

Title:

Safety Last

Author:

Lt. Col. W. F. Stirling

Keynes:

B29

Publisher:

Hollis and Carter

Date:

This copy, January 1954 (4th Imp). First Edition, April 1953

Description:

“A letter from Siegfried Sassoon” Signed by the author: “Tangier 1955.”

Title:

Piers Prodigal

Author:

Ian Davie

Keynes:

B33

Publisher:

Harvill Press

Date:

1961

Description:

Foreword

Title:

Piers Prodigal

Author:

Ian Davie

Keynes:

Not Collated

Publisher:

Harvill Press

Date:

1961

Description:

Proof Copy of B33, soft back.

Collected Poems by Anna Gordon Keown

This is a signed copy of the 1953 ‘Collected Poems’ of Anna Gordon Keown, Keynes B26. This First Edition was limited to 380 copies, 20 bound in full morocco and signed by the author and 360 bound in buckram. Siegfried Sassoon wrote the Foreword.
Anna Gordon Keown was the wife of Philip Gosse, the son of writer and one time Chief Librarian at the House of Lords Library, Sir Edmund Gosse, who was a close friend of Sassoon’s Uncle, Hamo Thornycroft. Sir Edmund’s wife, Ellen, was also a great friend of Sassoon’s mother, Theresa.
This copy is number 92 and although not one of the 20 signed copies, this one bears the author’s signature in an inscription (see right).

Anna Gordon Keown Signature

Piers Prodigal

Piers Prodigal Title Page

Piers Prodigal Proof Copy

Piers Prodigal By Ian Davie, left, (Keynes B33), published in 1961 by the Harvill Press. Centre, Title page with author’s signature. Right, Proof Copy. Although he did not know him personally, Ian Davie sent Siegfried Sassoon these poems on 1st May, 1960, asking him for criticism. Sassoon loved the poems so much he asked Davie to come and visit him at his home, Heytesbury House. Sassoon then agreed to write the Foreword to the book. It was Ian Davie’s first book of poems to be published and the subjects ranged from philosophical, spiritual, nature and love.

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