Stories of Red Hanrahan. With Verse from ‘The Lake Isle of Innisfree’ in the Author’s Hand (1904)
Author: W.B. Yeats
Book ID: 65082
Stories of Red Hanrahan. Dundrum, The Dun Emer Press, 1904. Original blue paper covered boards, linen spine, printed labels to upper cover & spine. Housed in collector’s green cloth chemise and matching quarter green morocco slipcase.
One of 500 copies printed by Elizabeth Corbet Yeats, printed in red and black, one illustration after a drawing by Robert Gregory.
WITH AN AUTOGRAPH QUOTATION FROM “THE LAKE ISLE OF INNISFREE” ON FRONT ENDPAPER, in a variant version. Yeats appear to recall the poem from memory here, with a correction in the first line:
“I will arise & go now – ‘and go to Innisfree’ – (crossed out) for always night & day. I hear lake water lapping with low sounds by the shore. As I stand on the roadway or on the pavement gray. I hear it in the deep hearts core.
W.B.Yeats/ July 11 1905″
Stories of Red Hanrahan contains the first appearance of the author’s poem, later known as “The Song of the Wandering Aengus”, here as “Hanrahan’s Vision”.