19 June 2014
THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN
YEATS, William Butler. Michael Robartes and the Dancer. Dundrum: The Cuala Press, 1920.
8o. Half-title, title with woodcut candle vignette printed in red, original cloth-backed boards, spine with paper label; green quarter morocco slipcase. Provenance: Michael Butler Yeats (notation on front flyleaf: "W.B. Yeats Corrected copy.").
ONE OF 400 COPIES. WITH A PENCIL CORRECTION BY YEATS TO "THE SECOND COMING" on page 19. A substantive difference, Yeats changes "a waste of desert sand" to "somewhere in desert sand." In the varorium edition, this would read "somewhere in sands of the desert," indicating a future revision (see lot 302).
This volume includes the first book appearances of "The Second Coming," "A Prayer for My Daughter" and "Meditation in a Time of War." Symons p. 39; Tomkinson p. 35; Wade 127.
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