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Sassoon, Siegfried, 1886–1967

Proof copy of The old century and seven more years, with corrections, annotations, and watercolors by Siegfried Sassoon.

Additional Title(s):

Old century and seven more years

London : Faber and Faber, 1938.
Physical Description:
293 pages ; 21 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
PR6037.A86 Z5 1938a
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of William S. Reese, Yale BA 1977, in honor of Elisabeth Fairman
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Copyright Status:
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Archives & Manuscripts
Includes numerous corrections to the text and 14 separate annotations in the margins. On the dedication page, Sassoon copies in manuscript a poem to Max Beerbohm (not used in the published version): "Ah, what avails enormous sales! ...". As head-pieces and tail-pieces, there are 37 original watercolor drawings by Sassoon, including a self-portrait on the title page; also present are watercolors on the front and back of the printed wrappers. Two photographs are pasted in: on page [8], an image of Sassoon and another boy at Bembridge, Isle of Wight, in 1895; on page 183, a small portrait of J.S. Norman (headmaster at the New Beacon School), 1901.
Laid in are three additional photographs. Two depict Siegfried Sassoon with his brother Hamo and tutor Clarence Haselwood Hamilton (ca. 1899-1900). A third depicts a governess, "Fraulein Stoy." Also laid in is a typescript description of Bromholm (or Bacton) Priory ([2] pages).
Subject Terms:
Bromholm Priory (Norfolk, England)
Hamilton, Clarence Haselwood, 1877-1940.
Kent (England) -- Social life and customs.
Norman, J. S. (Headmaster)
Poets, English -- 20th century -- Biography.
Sassoon, Hamo, 1887-1915.
Sassoon, Siegfried, 1886-1967 -- Youth.
Proofs (Printing)
Authors' annotations.
Watercolors (paintings)
Gelatin silver prints.
Faber and Faber, publisher.

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