Wilfred Owen: Selected Poems
Illustrated by Neil Bousfield
Introduced by Owen Sheers
Limited to 1,250 hand-numbered copies each signed by Neil Bousfield
A new limited edition published to commemorate the poet’s death in November 1918 and designed to emulate the fine press editions of the early 20th century. In series with Selected Poems Rupert Brooke and Selected Poems Edward Thomas.
Wilfred Owen is the ultimate soldier-poet, a writer whose verses have irrevocably shaped our understanding of the horrors of the First World War. One hundred years after his death in combat at the age of just twenty-five, his war poems have achieved canonical status.
For this new limited edition, Owen Sheers has written a specially commissioned introduction and Neil Bousfield has created engravings and vignettes to accompany the poetry. The design honours the craft techniques employed at the beginning of the 20th century, with letterpress printing on mould-made paper, a goatskin leather quarter-binding and hand-made paste-paper sides by Victoria Hall.
Limited to 1,250 hand-numbered copies
Quarter-bound in goatskin with paste-paper sides
Set in Plantin
9 engravings and 8 letterpress vignettes
Paper-covered slipcase blocked in gold on one side and inset with a printed label
Coloured top edge
Signed by the artist, Neil Bousfield
9¾˝ x 7˝