Illustrated by Ed Kluz
Introduced by Jon Stallworthy
Limited to 1,750 hand-numbered copies
A limited edition commemorating the poet's death in April 1915. Published in series with Edward Thomas: Selected Poems and 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 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.
9¾˝ x 7˝
9 original lithographs and 6 letterpress vignettes by Ed Kluz, printed by Curwen Studios
Typeset in Monotype Walbaum by Stan Lane at Gloucester Typesetting Services and printed letterpress at The Stonehouse Fine Press
Printed on Zerkall mould-made smooth paper with Freelife Merida endpapers
Bound in Vicenza by LEGO, with paste-paper sides by Victoria Hall
Slipcase covered in Freelife Merida, blocked on one side, with a lithograph label