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    Sale 5315

    Fine Printed Books & Manuscripts including Modern First Editions

    13 November 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 256

    YEATS, William Butler (1865-1939). The Poems. London: Macmillan and Co. Ltd, 1949. 2 volumes, 8°. 2 frontispiece portraits of W. B. Yeats after John Singer Sargent and Augustus John (some spotting to endpapers and preliminary leaves). Original green buckram gilt, top edges gilt, others uncut. NUMBER 138 OF 375 COPIES SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. The Definitive Edition. Wade 209/210: "For some time before his death, W. B. Yeats was engaged in revising the text of this edition of his poems, of which he had corrected the proofs, and for which he had signed the special page to appear at the beginning of Volume I." (2)

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    YEATS, William Butler (1865-1939). The Poems. London: Macmillan and Co. Ltd, 1949. 2 volumes, 8°. 2 frontispiece portraits of W. B. Yeats after John Singer Sargent and Augustus John (some spotting to endpapers and preliminary leaves). Original green buckram gilt, top edges gilt, others uncut. NUMBER 138 OF 375 COPIES SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. The Definitive Edition. Wade 209/210: "For some time before his death, W. B. Yeats was engaged in revising the text of this edition of his poems, of which he had corrected the proofs, and for which he had signed the special page to appear at the beginning of Volume I." (2)


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