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    Sale 5315

    Fine Printed Books & Manuscripts including Modern First Editions

    13 November 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 245

    YEATS, William Butler (1865-1939). The Collected Works in Verse and Prose. Stratford-on-Avon: Shakespeare Head Press, 1908. 8 volumes, 8°. Half titles, etched frontispiece portrait of the author after John Singer Sargent in vol. one, titles printed in red and black. Original vellum-backed cloth boards, spines lettered in gilt, top edges gilt, others uncut (some very light staining to boards). Provenance: JOHN MASEFIELD (his label in vol. one).

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    YEATS, William Butler (1865-1939). The Collected Works in Verse and Prose. Stratford-on-Avon: Shakespeare Head Press, 1908. 8 volumes, 8°. Half titles, etched frontispiece portrait of the author after John Singer Sargent in vol. one, titles printed in red and black. Original vellum-backed cloth boards, spines lettered in gilt, top edges gilt, others uncut (some very light staining to boards). Provenance: JOHN MASEFIELD (his label in vol. one).

    IMPORTANT PRESENTATION AND ASSOCIATION COPY, volumes I and II inscribed, "John Masefield, from his friend W. B. Yeats, 1908." John Edward Masefield (1878-1967), poet, playwright, novelist and, from 1930 until his death, Poet Laureate. (8)


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