A Vision. Limited Signed Edition (1925)
Author: W.B. Yeats
Book ID: 66122
A Vision. An Explanation of Life Founded upon the Writing of Giraldus and upon certain Doctrines attributed to Kusta Ben Luka. With frontispiece portrait of Giraldus and another of The Great Wheel. First Edition, Limited Issue. London: Werner Laurie, 1925. Pp xxiii, 256, uncut. Quarter parchment, paper boards, with title label to spine. Small spot to lower corner of upper cover, light toning to parchment, otherwise a near fine copy. Housed in slipcase.
Limited Edition of 600 Numbered Copies, Signed by W.B. Yeats.
Yeats explained his own philosophy in this prose work, a meditation upon the relation between imagination, history, and the occult. He spent an extraordinary ten years in the research and writing of this book and felt that the poetry he wrote afterwards was significantly informed by his studies for it. He writes here, ‘..I wished for a system of thought that would leave my imagination free to create as it chose..’
A substantially revised edition was published in 1937.