The Wind Among The Reeds. First Edition (1899)
Book ID: 63027
The Wind Among The Reeds. London: Elkin Mathews, 1899. First Edition. Pp vii, 108, uncut. Publisher’s dark blue cloth covers, with gilt design of interwoven reeds to upper & lower covers. Light fading with a few pale stains to upper and lower covers, contents bright and clean.
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.”