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  1. 81939comp
    First edition, a major literary association copy with Yeats's contemporary presentation inscription to the first blank leaf, "To the poet of the North Countrie Joseph Skipsey with the author's kind regards". Yeats has made minor corrections to the text on four pages. The recipient was a remarkable figure in the literary... Learn More
    £15,000

    Stock Code: 81939

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  2. The Wanderings of Oisin and other poems.
    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed by Yeats on the front free endpaper, "To James A. Healy, most of the subscribers for the book were found by John O'Leary, the Fenian leader. W. B. Yeats." James Augustine Healy (1890-1975) was an Irish-American stockbroker, bibliophile, and patron of Irish writers,... Learn More
    £8,500

    Stock Code: 112219

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  3. The Land of Heart's Desire.
    First US edition, limited issue, one of 450 copies. It was first published in the UK earlier the same year. The Land of Heart's Desire premiered at the Avenue Theatre on 29 March 1894, and was Yeats's first acted play. Learn More
    £275

    Stock Code: 112216

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  4. 119668

    Poems.

    London: 1895

    First edition, first impression, one of 750 copies printed, very scarce first state of the US issue with both US and UK publisher's slug to spine, but retaining the UK title page, and with the top edge ungilt. More usually copies of the US issue had a cancel title page with the Boston imprint, and a gilt top edge. O'Hegarty... Learn More
    £2,250

    Stock Code: 119668

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  5. 122811

    Poems.

    London: 1895

    First edition, first impression, one of 750 copies printed, UK issue, an interesting association copy of Yeats's first collected edition, with the armorial bookplate of poet Sydney Royse Lysaght (1856-1941), and his contemporary ink ownership inscription dated October 1895 to half-title. Lysaght, though he lived at Banwell... Learn More
    £2,500

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  6. Beltaine.
    First one-volume edition, being a re-issue of the journal's three first issues. "The Numbers, in their original wrappers, have been simply encased in boards, for preservation on the bookshelf, with no addition save that of a Table of Contents to Number One" (publisher's note). Learn More
    £475

    Stock Code: 109990

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  7. The Shadowy Waters.
    First edition, first impression, one of 500 copies printed, of Yeats's lyrical, visionary play which tells a story of love between Forgael, a dreamer-pirate, and Dectora, a proud queen whose ship he captures. Learn More
    £750

    Stock Code: 91808

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  8. 108461
    First edition, first impression, one of 500 copies printed, of Yeats's lyrical, visionary play which tells a story of love between Forgael, a dreamer-pirate, and Dectora, a proud queen whose ship he captures. This copy has the bookplate of Oliver Brett, 3rd Viscount of Esher (18811963), whose sister Dorothy was friends with... Learn More
    £750

    Stock Code: 108461

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  9. Plays for an Irish Theatre.

    Plays for an Irish Theatre.

    London: 1903, 1904, 1904, 1905, 1907

    First edition thus, the complete set of Plays for an Irish Theatre; volumes 1-3 are the first UK editions of six of Yeats's plays, volume 4 is the first UK edition of Synge's play "The Well of the Saints", and volume 5 the first edition Yeats's play "Deirdre". Scarce complete. Learn More
    £650

    Stock Code: 83992

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  10. A complete set of the Dun Emer Press books.
    An attractive complete set of the books issued by the Dun Emer Press, a private press established by Yeats's sisters and which played an important part in the Celtic Revival. The poet acted as literary editor and subsidised its productions; a number of the publications are Yeats first editions. "In 1902, when [Lily] Yeats... Learn More
    £4,250

    Stock Code: 102604

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  11. 121636
    This portrait of a pensive W. B. Yeats was taken by London-based American photographer Sherril V. Schell (1877-1964), who during the first decades of the 20th century in his Victoria studio executed portraits of several London literary figures such as Wilfrid Wilson Gibson and, famously, Rupert Brooke. Schell has signed... Learn More
    £2,750

    Stock Code: 121636

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  12. 121643
    This portrait of a pensive W. B. Yeats was taken by London-based American photographer Sherril V. Schell (1877-1964), who during the first decades of the 20th century in his Victoria studio executed portraits of several London literary figures such as Wilfrid Wilson Gibson and, famously, Rupert Brooke. Schell has signed... Learn More
    £2,750

    Stock Code: 121643

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  13. The Tables of the Law and The Adoration of the Magi.
    First edition, deluxe issue, printed on slightly thicker paper than the trade issue and bound in boards rather than blue paper wrappers. Learn More
    £425

    Stock Code: 112215

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    The Golden Helmet.

    New York: [June] 1908

    First edition, number 25 of 50 copies privately printed by John Quinn, Yeats's American patron, this copy superbly inscribed by Quinn to Yeats's friend Frederick James Gregg (18641927), his schoolmate at Howth who had originally encouraged Yeats to pursue literature. Foster notes how it was Gregg who "'first tempted Willie'... Learn More
    £3,850

    Stock Code: 117882

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  15. 120750comp
    First edition, first impression, inscribed by Yeats for Lady Gregory on the first blank, "I think some of my part in this little work the best prose I have written. WBYeats 1922", with Lady Gregory's bookplate. This is a major association copy, inscribed by Yeats to his close friend and literary collaborator Lady Augusta... Learn More
    £12,500

    Stock Code: 120750

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  16. 123120
    First separate edition of Yeats's most famous poem, printed and hand illuminated by his sister Lilly Yeats at the Cuala Press. This production is very scarce: we can trace only two copies ever having appeared at auction, in 1975 and 2008; Copac lists only two examples held in UK institutions, with OCLC adding nine in the... Learn More
    £2,500

    Stock Code: 123120

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  17. Per Amica Silentia Lunae.
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £425

    Stock Code: 112141

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  18. The Cutting of An Agate.
    First UK edition, first impression. The 1912 New York publication of this title had substantially different contents. An attractive copy and uncommon in the dust jacket. Learn More
    £875

    Stock Code: 84212

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  19. 123337
    First edition, first impression. One of 400 copies printed. Michael Robartes was a mysterious character, the leader of the fictional Order of the Alchemical Rose, first created by Yeats for his short story "Rosa Alchemica" in The Secret Rose (1898). In this collection Yeats posited Robartes as his real source for the mystical... Learn More
    £550

    Stock Code: 123337

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  20. Four Years.
    First edition, first impression; one of 400 copies this memoir of Yeats's first four years in London. Learn More
    £225

    Stock Code: 112223

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  21. Four Plays for Dancers.
    First Edition, First Impression. Very uncommon in dust jacket. Learn More
    £750

    Stock Code: 39862

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  22. [A group of his works presented by him to actress Margot Collis (Marguerite Ruddock)]:
    Presentation copies to his lover Margot Collis, inscribed by Yeats "To Margot from her friend W B Yeats Oct 1934" on the front free endpaper or half-title in four works. Plays in Prose and Verse contains two authorial annotations, signed by Yeats with his initials, one to the beginning of the play Deirdre ("I have crossed... Learn More
    £9,750

    Stock Code: 101729

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  23. The Death of Synge, and other passages from an old diary.
    First edition, first impression; 400 copies printed. Learn More

    Regular Price: £375

    Special Price £188

    Stock Code: 84001

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  24. The Death of Synge, and other passages from an old diary.
    First edition, first impression, one of 400 copies. Learn More
    £275

    Stock Code: 112249

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  25. 122979
    First edition, first impression. The Tower includes many of Yeats's greatest and most enduring poems, including "Sailing to Byzantium", "Nineteen Hundred and Nineteen", "Leda and the Swan", and "Among School Children". Learn More
    £750

    Stock Code: 122979

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  26. A Packet for Ezra Pound.
    First edition, first impression; one of only 425 copies. Yeats's Packet for Ezra Pound presents one side of an intriguingly unlikely literary and personal friendship; Yeats, who lived with Pound more than once (first in Ashdown Forest, where Pound's ostensibly secretarial status produced the drastic renovation of Yeats's... Learn More
    £675

    Stock Code: 84605

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  27. The Winding Stair.
    First edition, signed limited issue, number 420 of 600 copies signed by the author, from the edition of 642 copies. It was not published in the UK until 1933, and then as part of a volume of poems entitled The Winding Stair. Learn More
    £2,500

    Stock Code: 96674

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  28. Wild Apples. With a preface by William Butler Yeats.
    First edition thus, limited issue. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the first blank, "To James A. Healy, Oliver St John Gogarty. ‘America has caught the eye of all my thought' (for the time being anyway)." James Augustine Healy (1890-1975) was an Irish-American stockbroker, bibliophile, and patron of Irish... Learn More
    £425

    Stock Code: 112232

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  29. The Winding Stair and other poems.
    First edition, first impression of Yeats's follow-up collection to The Tower, containing some of his best, and most difficult, poems, such as Blood and the Moon, A Dialogue of Self and Soul, Vacillation, and, of course, Byzantium, and thus full of "those images that yet / fresh images beget; / that dolphin-torn, and gong... Learn More
    £1,750

    Stock Code: 112136

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  30. 117289
    First UK edition, first impression, in the rare deluxe leather binding. The UK edition is preceded by, but is much more scarce than, the US edition in the same year. This was the first edition to collect the breadth of Yeats's poetic output in one separately published volume since the Poems of 1895 (which represented only... Learn More
    £750

    Stock Code: 117289

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  31. 119643
    First edition, first impression of Yeats's follow-up collection to The Tower, containing some of his best, and most difficult, poems, such as "Blood and the Moon", "A Dialogue of Self and Soul", "Vacillation", and, of course, "Byzantium", and thus full of "those images that yet / fresh images beget; / that dolphin-torn,... Learn More
    £1,375

    Stock Code: 119643

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  32. 122452
    First UK edition, first impression, and contains poems such as "A Dialogue of Self and Soul" and "Byzantium", which is a sequel to "Sailing to Byzantium" from Yeat's previous volume of poems, The Tower (1928). Learn More
    £1,350

    Stock Code: 122452

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  33. 123027
    First edition, first impression, of this collection of five plays written for the Abbey Theatre in Dublin. Tipped-in between the front endpapers is a card with a gift inscription from the poet R. C. Trevelyan, "Cicely and Laurence Binyon from R. C. Trevelyan Christmas 1941", along with Trevelyan's poem "A Dream" pasted on.... Learn More
    £250

    Stock Code: 123027

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  34. The King of the Great Clock Tower.
    First US edition, first printing. It was first published by the Cuala Press the preceding year. Learn More

    Regular Price: £150

    Special Price £75

    Stock Code: 112229

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  35. Some Passages from the Letters of AE to W. B. Yeats.
    First edition, first impression; one of 300 copies. Letters to Yeats from his lifelong friend "AE" (Dublin-based mystical poet and painter George Russell: 1867 - 1935), between 1896 and 1932, collected and published in the year after his death. This copy bears some scholarly annotations in pencil. Learn More

    Regular Price: £275

    Special Price £138

    Stock Code: 83423

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  36. Some Passages from the Letters of AE to W. B. Yeats.
    First edition, first impression, one of 300 copies. The volume contains letters to Yeats from his lifelong friend "AE" (Dublin-based mystical poet and painter George Russell: 1867-1935), between 1896 and 1932, collected and published in the year after his death. Learn More
    £225

    Stock Code: 112231

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  37. A Vision.
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £275

    Stock Code: 112129

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  38. Essays by W. B. Yeats. 1931 to 1936.
    First, limited edition, one of 300 copies published by Elizabeth Corbet Yeats at the Cuala Press on paper made in Ireland. Learn More
    £300

    Stock Code: 48154

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  39. The Herne's Egg.
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £225

    Stock Code: 112140

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  40. 117402
    First edition, first impression. Very scarce in such condition. Learn More
    £350

    Stock Code: 117402

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  41. Some Memories of W. B. Yeats.
    First edition, first impression, of Masefield's memoir of Yeats in prose and verse; number 13 of only 370 copies printed. Learn More
    £325

    Stock Code: 84853

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  42. Florence Farr, Bernard Shaw and W. B. Yeats.
    First edition, first impression. Number 386 of 500 copies. A collection of letters from Shaw and Yeats to Florence Farr (1860-1917), a London-based actress of great beauty and dynamism. She was deeply involved with both Yeats and Bernard Shaw, both theatrically (acting in plays written by them, often specifically for her)... Learn More
    £275

    Stock Code: 112230

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  43. 117891
    First edition, first impression, presentation copy from Georgie Yeats, copy 17 of 500 copies. This copy has a Cuala Press compliments slip inscribed "Sent at the request of Mrs W. B. Yeats" and also two pieces of Cuala ephemera: one Cuala Press advertisement for the Broadsides New Series, and a card reprinting from A Broadside... Learn More
    £750

    Stock Code: 117891

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  44. 121681comp
    First and signed limited variorum edition, number 171 of 375 copies signed by the author, published by Macmillan as the Definitive Edition, beautifully printed in Fournier type on laid paper. The edition was personally overseen by Yeats's widow, George, the publisher Harold Macmillan, and the publisher's reader Thomas Mark.... Learn More
    £4,000

    Stock Code: 121681

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  45. 122776comp
    First and signed limited variorum edition, number 335 of 375 copies signed by the author, published by Macmillan as a Definitive Edition of his work, as stated in the prospectus, which is not found with this copy. The edition was personally overseen by Yeats's widow, George, the publisher Harold Macmillan, and the publisher's... Learn More
    £3,750

    Stock Code: 122776

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  46. The Variorum Edition of the Poems of W. B. Yeats.
    First edition, signed limited issue. Number 381 of 825 copies signed by Yeats. The limitation sheets, signed by the author before his death in 1939, were retained by the publisher until the publication of this edition, which was deferred until after the war. Learn More
    £2,500

    Stock Code: 112375

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