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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
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    Stock Code: 81939

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  2. 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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    Stock Code: 130067

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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, 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

    Stock Code: 119668

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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 132562
    First edition, first impression, one of 500 copies. Learn More
    £275

    Stock Code: 132562

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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 133626
    First edition thus - a collection of Yeats's poems entitled Responsibilities was first published by the Cuala Press in 1914, but this London edition was significantly different, printing the 31 poems of the 1914 edition but adding "The Well and Tree", together with 19 poems from The Green Helmet (Cuala Press, 1910) and two... Learn More
    £2,250

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  14. 132656

    Eight Poems.

    London: January 1916

    First edition, number 18 of 122 copies on Italian hand-made paper, from an edition of 200 copies only. The first page features a lurid full-page nude design in red by Austin Osman Spare, of which Yeats intensely disapproved. Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 132656

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

    Stock Code: 112141

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  17. 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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  18. 132197
    Michael Robartes and the Dancer is an important Yeats collection, notable for its mythical imagining of contemporary politics...."> First edition, first impression, one of 400 copies printed by Elizabeth Yeats on All Souls Day 1920, very scarce in the jacket, and containing the first appearance of "The Second Coming". Michael Robartes and the Dancer is an important Yeats collection, notable for its mythical imagining of contemporary politics.... Learn More
    £2,500

    Stock Code: 132197

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  19. 39862
    First Edition, First Impression. Very uncommon in dust jacket. Learn More
    £750

    Stock Code: 39862

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  20. 132514
    First edition, first impression; one of 400 copies of this memoir of Yeats's first four years in London. Learn More
    £300

    Stock Code: 132514

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  21. 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

    Stock Code: 131699

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  22. 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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  23. [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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  24. 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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  25. 131880
    First edition, first impression, one of 400 copies printed by Elizabeth Yeats in May 1925. The Bounty of Sweden contains Yeats's Nobel Prize acceptance speech, as well as his impressions of Stockholm from his visit there in December 1923 to receive the award. The Cuala Press was one half of the Cuala Industries, a co-operative... Learn More
    £500

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  26. 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

    Stock Code: 129588

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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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

    Stock Code: 126762

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  30. 84605
    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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  31. 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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  32. 132515
    First edition thus. This is one of 250 copies of this second selection by Yeats of the poems of Oliver Gogarty, likened by him in his opening poem, The Crab Tree, to "a tart crop" of wild apples. It was preceded by the 1926 private edition of 50 copies which did not include Yeats's preface. Learn More
    £175

    Stock Code: 132515

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  33. 132516
    First edition, first impression, of Yeats's occult work, one of only 450 copies, printed by his sister Elizabeth and published on All Hallow's Eve. Learn More
    £450

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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 132517
    First edition, first impression, one of 400 copies. Learn More
    £500

    Stock Code: 132517

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  39. 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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  40. 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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  41. 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

    Stock Code: 131778

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

    Stock Code: 112140

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  44. 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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  45. 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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  46. 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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  47. 131850comp
    First and signed limited variorum edition, number 64 of 375 copies signed by the author, published by Macmillan as a Definitive Edition of his work, as stated in the prospectus, which is loosely inserted in this copy. The edition was personally overseen by Yeats's widow, George, the publisher Harold Macmillan, and the publisher's... Learn More
    £4,000

    Stock Code: 131850

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  48. 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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  49. 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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