London, South Kensington
25 October 2007
YEATS, W. B. (1865-1939). The Wind Among the Reeds. London: Elkin Matthews, 1903. 8°. Half title (a few small marginal rust stains, endpapers lightly spotted). CONTEMPORARY FULL DECORATED VELLUM GILT, top edges gilt, others uncut, 2 blank endpapers at the front and 4 at the end (some light staining). Provenance: presentation inscription from "R.M.T." dated 1 July 1922 on front free endpaper (recipient's name illegible).
Fourth Edition. Wade 27: "An unspecified number of copies of The Wind Among the Reeds were issued in full vellum binding with the design stamped in gold ... It is possible ... that copies in vellum may belong to the first, second, third or fourth editions ... Quinn's library possessed a fourth edition (1903) so bound, and inscribed 'The binding of this book pleases me well. W. B. Yeats. March, 1904.'"
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