Poems. First Collected Edition. Ex Libris Lady Gregory (1895)
Book ID: 64906
Poems. London: Fisher Unwin, 1895. First Edition. Pp xi, 285, uncut, top edge gilt. Publisher’s pale tan cloth with design and lettering in gold on front and back cover, and spine. Designed by H. Granville Fell. A lovely bright and clean copy. Housed in collector’s solander box. [Wade 15].
Ex libris Lady Gregory, with her bookplate to front pastedown.
Nice association copy. W.B. Yeats’s friendship with Augusta Gregory was the great enabling relationships of his life. They collaborated together on folklore research and theatre work (they co-founded the Irish Literary Theatre and the Abbey Theatre), & Yeats often stayed at Gregory’s home Coole Park and much of his poetry contains imagery inspired by his experiences there.
The first collected edition of Yeats’ poems containing: The Wanderings of Usheen, The Countess, Cathleen, The Rose, Crossways. ‘This book contains all the writer cares to preserve out of his previous volumes of verse,’ (From the preface by Yeats). 750 copies were printed. One of the more attractively bound of Yeats’s works.