The Poems of W.B. Yeats. The Definitive Edition, Signed. (1949)

Author: W.B. Yeats

Book ID: 67751

Price: 5,500.00

The Poems of W.B. Yeats. The Definitive Edition in Two Volumes. London: Macmillan, 1949.  Bound in olive green buckram with beveled boards, monogram of author’s initials inside gold circle on front cover. A bright fine set, in publisher’s original glassine jackets & brown cardboard slipcase.

The Edition is limited to 350 Copies, printed on specially made Glastonbury Ivory Toned Antique Laid paper, and Signed by the Author.

From the time before his death Yeats was engaged in revising the text of this edition of his poems, of which he had corrected the proofs, and for which he had signed the special page to appear at the beginning of volume one. However with his death in 1939, and the outbreak of war later that year, Macmillan shelved the project and it was not until 1949 that the edition was issued.

Volume One: The Wanderings of Oisin; Crossways; The Rose; The Wind Among the Reeds; the Old Age of Queen Maeve; Baile and Aillinn; In the Seven Woods; The Shadowy Waters; from ‘The Green Helmet and other Poems; Responsibilities. Volume Two: The Wild Swans at Coole; Michael Roberts and the Dances; The Tower; The Winding Stair and other Poems; from ‘A Full Moon in March;’ Last Poems.

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