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YEATS, W. B.

The Poems.

In Two Volumes.

New York: The Macmillan Company, 1949 Stock Code: 136963
£4,250.00
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First and signed limited variorum edition, number 337 of 375 copies signed by the author. It was 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 reader Thomas Mark.

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Description

2 volumes, tall octavo. Original green cloth, letters and author's monogram to spine and front board in gilt, bevelled edge to front board, top edge gilt, fore and bottom edge left untrimmed. With the original glassine jackets. Housed in the publisher's brown card slipcase.

Illustrations

Photogravure portrait frontispieces of Yeats by Emery Walker after John Singer Sargent and Augustus John, with tissue guards.

Condition

Leather bookplate of Haven O'More to front pastedowns. A fine set, fresh and bright, with the scarce glassine jackets.

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