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  1. 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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  2. 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

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  3. 130067
    First edition, presentation copy, with a lengthy inscription by Yeats (as both editor and contributor) to his close friend and literary collaborator Lady Augusta Gregory (1852-1932) on the front free endpaper, opposite her bookplate: "This book was the last act of the Rhymers Club - no there was a dinner afterwards - we... Learn More
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  4. 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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  5. 119668

    Poems.

    London: 1895

    First edition, 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 "notes that he... Learn More
    £2,250

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  6. 127251
    The Secret Rose Yeats was at the height of his powers as a prose mythographer, spanning and joining together the two loci of his imagination:..."> First edition, first impression, first issue binding with "Lawrence & Bullen" at the foot of spine and first state ribbed blue cloth, most scarce indeed in such nice condition. With The Secret Rose Yeats was at the height of his powers as a prose mythographer, spanning and joining together the two loci of his imagination:... Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 127251

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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. Yeats's lyrical, visionary play - "a lengthy Wagnerian verse drama" (ODNB) - tells the love story of Forgael, a dreamer-pirate, and Dectora, a proud queen whose ship he captures. Provenance: with the bookplate of Oliver Brett, 3rd Viscount Esher (1881-1963), whose... Learn More
    £750

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  9. 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

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  10. 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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  11. A complete set of the Dun Emer Press books.
    An attractive complete set of the books issued by the Dun Emer Press, the private press established by Yeats's sisters that played a central 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 and her... Learn More
    £4,250

    Stock Code: 102604

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  12. 121636
    This portrait of a pensive Yeats was taken by London-based American photographer Sherril V. Schell (1877-1964), who during the first decades of the 20th century in his London studio executed portraits of several literary figures such as Wilfrid Wilson Gibson and, famously, Rupert Brooke. Schell has signed the mount in pencil,... Learn More
    £2,750

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  13. 121640
    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

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  14. 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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  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. 124474
    First collected edition of Yeats's work, signed by Yeats on the half-title of the last volume and very scarce thus, one of the 250 first issue sets in the deluxe quarter vellum binding, with the publisher's imprint on the spines and title pages, from a total edition of 1,060 sets printed at the Shakespeare Head Press. The... Learn More
    £4,000

    Stock Code: 124474

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  17. 130084comp
    First and limited edition, one of 400 copies. A superb association copy, with the humorous gift inscription of Sylvia Lynd, poet and founder of the Book Society, to her husband, critic, and journalist, "Robert Lynd - 27.11.'17. (an unbirthday present.) from S. L." (Robert's actual birthday was 20 April). Both Robert (1879-1949)... Learn More
    £2,750

    Stock Code: 130084

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

    Stock Code: 112141

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  19. 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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  20. 123531

    Two Plays for Dancers.

    Churchtown, Dundrum: 1919

    First edition, first impression, one of 400 copies, containing two of Yeats's lyrical verse plays: The Dreaming of the Bones and The Only Jealousy of Emer. The Dreaming of the Bones was first performed in 1931 at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin. The Only Jealousy of Emer was first performed in Amsterdam in 1922. Learn More
    £325

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  21. 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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  22. 39862
    First Edition, First Impression. Very uncommon in dust jacket. Learn More
    £750

    Stock Code: 39862

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  23. 131699comp
    First edition, signed limited issue, number 844 of 1,000 subscribers copies signed by the author and printed on handmade paper. The Trembling of the Veil was the second of Yeats's seven autobiographical works, and was described by Arthur Symons as "an absolute masterpiece: far & away the best thing Yeats has ever done" (Ross,... Learn More
    £2,000

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  24. 131779
    First edition, first impression, one of 500 copies, printed by Elizabeth Yeats in June 1922. The work contains poems such as "All Souls' Night" and "Nineteen-Hundred and Nineteen", here entitled "Thoughts upon the Present State of the World". The Cuala Press was one half of the Cuala Industries, a co-operative business run... Learn More
    £350

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  25. [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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  26. 131664comp
    First edition, first impression, signed by the author on the title page. This is the first appearance of "Leda and the Swan" and "Meditations in the time of Civil War", and was printed in a limited edition of 500 copies by Elizabeth Yeats at The Cuala Press, one half of Cuala Industries. A co-operative business run with... Learn More
    £2,250

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  27. 131789
    First edition, first impression, one of 500 copies printed by Elizabeth Yeats in May 1924. This is the first appearance of "The Cat and the Moon", "Leda and the Swan" and "The Lover Speaks". The Cuala Press was one half of the Cuala Industries, a co-operative business run with Lily Yeats. Cuala Industries was founded with... Learn More
    £950

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  28. 131880
    First edition, first impression, one of 400 copies printed by Elizabeth Yeats in May 1925. The Bounty of Sweden contains Yeats's impressions of Stockholm from his visit there in December 1923 to receive his Nobel Prize for Literature. Whilst there Yeats gave a lecture concerning the Abbey Theatre, the text of which is included... Learn More
    £500

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  29. 129588
    First edition, first impression, of Yeats's autobiographical collection, compiling Reveries over Childhood and Youth (1914) with The Trembling of the Veil (1922) and some additional notes. Learn More
    £375

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  30. 131782
    First edition, first impression, one of 350 copies printed by Elizabeth Yeats in June 1927, the dust jacket numbered 92 in pencil on the front panel. This collection contain the first publication of "Sailing to Byzantium", and "Among School Children", and also contains "The Tower" (first published in The Criterion in June... Learn More
    £2,750

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  31. 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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  32. The Death of Synge, and other passages from an old diary.
    First edition, first impression; 400 copies printed. Learn More
    £375

    Stock Code: 84001

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  33. 126762
    First edition, first impression, of what is generally accepted to be Yeats's single most important collection. 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
    £2,000

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  34. The Winding Stair.
    First edition, signed limited issue, number 420 of 600 copies signed by the author, from the edition of 642 copies. This is the true first appearance of The Winding Stair collection, Yeats's follow up to The Tower (1928), which was only published in the UK in 1933 with some poems added. Learn More
    £2,500

    Stock Code: 96674

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  35. 131791
    First edition, first impression, one of 425 copies printed by Elizabeth Yeats in June 1929. Yeats's Packet for Ezra Pound presents one side of an intriguing literary and personal friendship. Yeats lived with Pound on more than one occasion; first in Ashdown Forest, where Pound's helped to renovate Yeats's poetic style for... Learn More
    £750

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  36. 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 writers.... Learn More
    £425

    Stock Code: 112232

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  37. 131775
    First edition, first impression, one of 450 copies printed by Elizabeth Yeats in November 1932. This collection includes Yeats's Byzantium and the Crazy Jane poems. The Cuala Press was one half of the Cuala Industries, a co-operative business run with Lily Yeats. Cuala Industries was founded with the aim of reviving the... Learn More
    £600

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  38. 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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  39. 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

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  40. 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

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  41. 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

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  42. 128823
    First edition, first impression, of this collection of five plays written for the Abbey Theatre in Dublin. Learn More
    £150

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  43. 131881
    First edition, first impression, one of 350 copies printed by Elizabeth Yeats in January 1934. The Words Upon the Window Pane was first performed at The Abbey Theatre on 17 November 1930. The play was written at Coole Park estate, the home of Lady Gregory, to whose memory the present edition was dedicated. The Cuala Press... Learn More
    £500

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  44. 131774
    First edition, first impression, one of 400 copies printed by Elizabeth Yeats in December 1935, with the errata slip laid in. The included memoirs first appeared in The London Mercury in November and December of that year. The Cuala Press was one half of the Cuala Industries, a co-operative business run with Lily... Learn More
    £450

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  45. 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
    £150

    Stock Code: 112229

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  46. 131778
    First edition, first impression, one of 300 copies printed by Elizabeth Yeats in August 1936. The volume contains letters to Yeats from his lifelong friend "AE", the Dublin-based mystical poet and painter George Russell (1867-1935), between 1896 and 1932, collected and published in the year after his death. The Cuala Press... Learn More
    £350

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  47. 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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  48. 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
    £275

    Stock Code: 83423

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  49. A Vision.
    First trade edition, first impression. A revised and expanded edition of the work which was first published in 1925 in a private edition for subscribers only. Learn More
    £275

    Stock Code: 112129

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  50. 48154
    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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  51. The Herne's Egg.
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £225

    Stock Code: 112140

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  52. 117402
    First edition, first impression. Very scarce in such condition. Learn More
    £350

    Stock Code: 117402

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  53. 1
    First edition and limited edition, number 13 of 370 copies. "A crucial event of these early years was Masefield's meeting with W. B. Yeats in 1900, and through him with J. M. Synge in 1903. With Yeats he found literary companionship and an entry into the literary world. Soon after, in 1901, he became a full-time writer"... Learn More
    £325

    Stock Code: 84853

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  54. 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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  55. 117891
    First edition, first impression, presentation copy from Georgie Yeats, number 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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  56. 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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  57. 123152

    Autograph letter signed to William Force Stead.

    Riversdale, Willbrook, Rathfarnham, Dublin: 26 September [1934]

    A fascinating letter written by Yeats to his friend William Force Stead (1884-1967), expounding the symbolic meanings in the ring that Yeats had had made for him by Edmund Dulac.
    Stead was an American-born poet, literary scholar, and Anglican clergyman, who studied at Oxford and then became chaplain and fellow at Worcester... Learn More
    £5,500

    Stock Code: 123152

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