The Wind Among the Reeds. First Edition (1899)
Book ID: 67163
The Wind Among the Reeds. London: Elkin Mathews, 1899. First Edition. Pp vi, 108, uncut. Blue cloth covers, with gilt design (lightly faded) on the covers, a few pale marks to preliminary leaves, minor repair to small tear to upper left margin of title page, otherwise contents bright and clean. A difficult book to obtain in good condition.
This famous collection contains many love poems, including: Aedh Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven; A Poet to His Beloved; To My Heart, etc.
The binding, which was one of Yeats’ favourites, was designed by English artist and writer, Althea Gyles.
The volume contains 43-pages of Notes at rear, a selection of elaborate essays in the manner of The Celtic Twilight. Yeats wrote “They deal with Irish fairy lore and mythology, and are in most cases made out of quite new material. I have written very long notes about very short poems. I hope others will forgive me the poems for the sake of the valuable information in the notes.”