Lot 198: BLUNDEN, Edmund (1896-1974) - Siegfried SASSOON (1886-1967), Cecil DAY LEWIS (1904-72) and William PLOMER (1903-73). 1896. E.B. 1946. [London]: The Garrick Club, November the First, 1946. 8vo (235 x 165mm). 4-pages (very lightly browned, some light soiling to the last page), unbound, as issued. Presumably printed for a celebratory lunch or dinner at The Garrick Club, the publication contains three printed poems in honour of Edmund Blunden's birthday, namely "A Salutation" (8 lines) by Siegfriend Sassoon, "Lines for Edmund Blunden on his Fiftieth Birthday" (28 lines) by C. Day Lewis, and "For Edmund Blunden. 1st November, 1946" (13 lines) by William Plomer respectively. SIGNED, on the third page, beneath the second poem, by Walter de la Mare, T.S. Eliot, C. Day Lewis, Philip Tomkinson, William Plomer, Rupert-Hart-Davis, Stanley Morison and Edmund Blunden. FIRST EDITION. RARE. No copy in the British Library. COPAC only locates one copy, in Durham University.

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Description: BLUNDEN, Edmund (1896-1974) - Siegfried SASSOON (1886-1967), Cecil DAY LEWIS (1904-72) and William PLOMER (1903-73). 1896. E.B. 1946. [London]: The Garrick Club, November the First, 1946. 8vo (235 x 165mm). 4-pages (very lightly browned, some light soiling to the last page), unbound, as issued. Presumably printed for a celebratory lunch or dinner at The Garrick Club, the publication contains three printed poems in honour of Edmund Blunden's birthday, namely "A Salutation" (8 lines) by Siegfriend Sassoon, "Lines for Edmund Blunden on his Fiftieth Birthday" (28 lines) by C. Day Lewis, and "For Edmund Blunden. 1st November, 1946" (13 lines) by William Plomer respectively. SIGNED, on the third page, beneath the second poem, by Walter de la Mare, T.S. Eliot, C. Day Lewis, Philip Tomkinson, William Plomer, Rupert-Hart-Davis, Stanley Morison and Edmund Blunden. FIRST EDITION. RARE. No copy in the British Library. COPAC only locates one copy, in Durham University.
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