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Rare first editions, signed and inscribed copies, deluxe and collectible editions of books of poetry; also individual poems and related ephemera.

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  1. 132292detail
    First collected edition of Yeats's work, 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. This set has the rare survival of the dust jackets. As a production, this collected... Learn More
    £3,000

    Stock Code: 132292

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  2. 133546comp
    First and signed limited variorum edition, number 105 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: 133546

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  3. The Collected Works in Verse And Prose.
    First collected edition, one of 250 first issues sets in the deluxe quarter vellum binding, with the Chapman & Hall imprint on the spines and title pages, from a total edition of 1,060 sets printed at the Shakespeare Head Press. As a production, this collected edition is regarded as a marvellous piece of publishing (Yeats... Learn More
    £2,250

    Stock Code: 114925

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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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

    Stock Code: 132516

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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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

    Stock Code: 131782

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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. Per Amica Silentia Lunae.
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £425

    Stock Code: 112141

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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. 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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