Per Amica Silentia Lunae. First Edition (1918)
Book ID: 65501
Per Amica Silentia Lunae. London: Macmillan, 1918. First Edition. Pp vi, 95, uncut. Decorated cloth covers, with gilt decorations by Struge Moore. Neat ownership name to front free endpaper. A fine bright copy.
One of 1500 copies printed.
Yeats’s first “exploration of the symbology of the Anti-Self, or Mask, which he would articulate in greater detail in “A Vision.” In a letter to his father he assigned it secondary status as “a kind of prose backing to my poetry.”