- Bookshop: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (United Kingdom)
- Publishing year: 1963[-64-65-70]
- Publisher: Oxford University Press
- Subjects: World war i
- Shipment weight: 750 g
4 vols., 8vo., First Edition, on laid paper, with 4 frontispieces and numerous plates; terracotta/brown cloth, gilt backs, a near fine extended set in unclipped dustwrapper (one wrapper price-clipped). The standard biography of the WWI poet and literary disciple of Sassoon. He was killed in action at the Sambre Canal only seven days before the Armistice. The extended set comprises Vol. I: Childhood (1963); Vol. II: Youth (1964); Vol. III: War (1965); Vol. IV: Aftermath (1970). THE SECOND VOLUME IS A PRESENTATION COPY FROM THE AUTHOR TO JOHN & MYFANY [sic] PIPER WITH OWEN'S SIGNED HOLOGRAPH INSCRIPTION ON FRONT FREE ENDPAPER.