Siegfried Sassoon

Poetry US

Poetry published from 1918

Title:

The Old Huntsman and Other Poems

Keynes:

A15c

Publisher:

E. P. Dutton & Company

Date:

1918

Description:

Collection of Poems

Title:

Counter Attack

Keynes:

A17b

Publisher:

E. P. Dutton & Company

Date:

1918

Description:

Collection of 39 Poems

Title:

Picture Show

Keynes:

A19b

Publisher:

E. P. Dutton & Company

Date:

1920

Description:

Collection of 41 Poems``

Title:

Satirical Poems

Keynes:

A26b

Publisher:

The Viking Press

Date:

1926

Description:

collection of 32 Poems

Title:

The Heart’s Journey (See below)

Keynes:

A28c

Publisher:

Harper and Brothers

Date:

1929

Description:

collection of 32 Poems

Vigils US DJ 179

Title:

Vigils

Keynes:

A39e

Publisher:

The Viking Press

Date:

1936

Description:

Collection of 35 Poems

Title:

Rhymed Ruminations

Keynes:

A44d

Publisher:

The Viking Press

Date:

1941

Description:

Collection of 42 Poems

Title:

Collected Poems

Keynes:

A52b

Publisher:

The Viking Press

Date:

1949

Description:

Collection of 299 Poems

Title:

Sequences

Keynes:

A48c

Publisher:

The Viking Press

Date:

1957

Description:

Collection of 62 Poems

The Hearts Journey

This is a very interesting copy of the 1929 US First Edition of The Heart’s Journey. Keynes, (A28c), states that an unknown number of copies was published in 1929, and at the bottom of the title page was printed the following:
NEW YORK
HARPER AND BROTHERS
MCMXXIX
As can be seen on the right, this copy is printed:
PUBLISHERS
HARPER AND BROTHERS
NEW YORK AND LONDON
The lack of a date or any reference to previous editions at the beginning of this copy seems to confirm that this is an alternative printing of the First Edition and adds to the knowledge we have about this title.

The Heart's Journey Title Page

The Hearts Journey: 1929 US First Edition. Keynes A28c

Changes to title page as collated by Keynes

Picture Show

Picture Show - By Siegfried Sassoon, published in 1920 by E. P. Dutton & Co. New York. This book is not new to the web site but on thumbing through it recently I found tucked between the pages a newspaper clipping from 1920 cut from the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle (New York), and a leaflet relating to the Rochester Children’s Memorial Scholarship Fund. Sassoon had presented a lecture at the Powers Hotel for the Rochester Branch of the Associate Alumnae of Vassar College. The cutting reported the event which can be seen in full on the America page. Always look through your old books, you never know what you might find hidden there!

Picture Show and Inclusions

Vigils US Edition

Vigils - By Siegfried Sassoon. This is the U.S. edition, published on 17th February 1936 (1,500 copies), by The Viking Press, New York. My copy did not have a dust jacket so I was very pleased to find this example in an online auction. The fact that the jacket looked very rubbed and appeared to be losing its colour was a concern, but I really wanted one with the dust jacket! I was pleasantly surprised when the book arrived however, to find that the cover was not rubbed, and instead it carried a design in blue and white showing a mass of stars in the milky way. Keynes states: “White paper dust jacket printed in blue,” which is slightly misleading as I wasn’t expecting anything other that the title and author. A nice example of a very underrated collection of poems. How can ‘December Stillness,’ be read, as it speaks of nature, youth, memories, and old age, without sadness mingled with delight?

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