The Wanderings of Oisin and other poems.London: Kegan Paul, Trench & Co., 1889 Stock Code: 112219
NotesFirst edition, first impression, 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, who donated the James Augustine Healy Collection of 19th and 20th Century Literature to Colby College in Maine. He had an extensive correspondence with Elizabeth C. Yeats and George Yeats, from whom he obtained all the Dun Emer and Cuala Press books, a great number of which were inscribed by their authors or by W. B. Yeats. One of 500 copies issued. This copy is in the variant binding as noted by Roth, without the publisher's monogram to the rear cover.
Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine and front board in gilt, black coated endpapers. Housed in a black cloth box by the Chelsea Bindery.
Bookplate to front pastedown. A few scratches to cloth, head of front hinge split, rear hinge cracked but holding. A very good copy.
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