The Poems.London: Macmillan and Co. Ltd, 1949 Stock Code: 131846
NotesFirst and signed limited edition, number 182 of 375 copies signed by the author to the verso of the half-title, 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 reader Thomas Mark.
2 volumes, octavo (24.7 x 15.5cm). Finely bound in contemporary full mid-green morocco by Morrell of London, title to spine in gilt, raised bands, top edge gilt, other edges untrimmed, many pages uncut, coloured endpapers.
Photogravure portrait frontispieces of Yeats by Emery Walker after John Singer Sargent and Augustus John.
Spines faded to brown, vol II with damp stain to spine and head of front cover, occasional foxing to contents; an attractively bound copy.
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