The Tower. Third Issue (1929)
Book ID: 65359
The Tower. London: Macmillan, 1929. First Edition, Third Issue. Pp, 110, uncut & unopened. Olive green cloth, designed in gilt by Sturge Moore, depicting ‘The Tower’ of Ballylee, Co. Galway, lacks dust jacket. Spotting to page margins, otherwise a fine bright copy. [Wade 158].
First published in February 1928 The Tower contained some of what were to be the poet’s most famous poems.
The beautiful image on the upper cover shows Thoor Ballylee reflected in the still water below it. The image suggests both Yeats’ poetic self-reflection & the meditative quality of his verse.