Edward Thomas: Selected Poems
A limited edition published to commemorate the poet’s death in April 1917 and designed to emulate the fine press editions of the early 20th century. In series with Selected Poems Rupert Brooke and Selected Poems Wilfred Owen.
A selection of Edward Thomas’s poems presented in a limited edition to mark the centenary of his death. This book has been designed to reflect the values of the fine press movement of the early 20th century. The text, printed letterpress, is illustrated with original lithographs and quarter-bound in leather with paste-paper sides hand-made by Victoria Hall.
Edward Thomas only began writing poetry two years before he was killed in action at Arras in 1917. Long regarded as a ‘poet’s poet’, he is now acknowledged as one of the greatest writers of the English countryside, his verse grounded in a pastoral patriotism that makes him unique among the poets of the First World War.
Limited to 1,250 hand-numbered copies each numbered and signed by David Gentleman
Quater-bound in Indian Goatskin with paste-paper sides by Victoria Hall
Set in hot metal in Monotype Bembo
9 original lithographs and 9 letterpress vignettes
Paper-covered slipcase, blocked in gold on both sides
Coloured top edge
Signed by the artist, David Gentleman
9¾˝ x 7˝