Illustrated by Ed Kluz and introduced by Jon Stallworthy
We're pleased to be offering copies of this new limited edition to commemorate the poet's tragic death, designed to emulate the fine press editions of the early 20th century.
A selection of Rupert Brooke’s most famous poems, presented in a special limited edition to mark the centenary of his death. The book has been designed to reflect the values of the fine press movement of the early 20th century: the text is printed letterpress, illustrated with original lithographs by Ed Kluz and bound in leather with handmade paste-paper sides.
Brooke is famous both for his evocation of Edwardian England in poems such as ‘The Old Vicarage, Grantchester’ and for the wide-eyed patriotism of his later poems that herald the coming conflict. He died aged 27, before this illusion of a just and heroic war was completely shattered, although his final poem suggests that he may have begun to reconsider his idealistic stance. This edition contains superb new lithographs that capture the vitality and beauty of his verse.