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 offsetting to endpapers, contents bright and clean.
Ex library John Le Gay Brereton: Australian poet, critic and professor of English at the University of Sydney, with his bookplate to front pastedown & contemporary ownership name to second blank.
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." The binding, which was one of Yeats' favourites, was designed by English artist and writer, Althea Gyles.