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William Butler Yeats (1865 – 1939). A pillar of the Irish literary establishment, he helped to found the Abbey Theatre, and in his later years served two terms as a Senator of the Irish Free State. He was a driving force behind the Irish Literary Revival along with Lady Gregory, Edward Martyn and others. Yeats was born in Sandymount, Ireland, and educated there and in London. He spent childhood holidays in County Sligo and studied poetry from an early age, when he became fascinated by Irish legends and the occult. From 1900, his poetry grew more physical and realistic. He largely renounced the transcendental beliefs of his youth, though he remained preoccupied with physical and spiritual masks. In 1923, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.

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OSHIMA, Shotaro: W.B. Yeats and Japan

OSHIMA, Shotaro. W.B. Yeats and Japan. Tokyo: The Hokuseido Press, 1965. Royal octavo. pp xiv, 198. Green buckram, title in gilt on spine. Laid in is publisher’s envelope with “”improved images”” for four of the plates. Limited first edition. Complimentary slip, signed by Shotaro Oshima to Miss Aileen Harte loosely inserted. A fine copy in […]

275.00
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YEATS, W. B: A Full Moon in March

YEATS, W.B. A Full Moon in March. London: Macmillan, 1935. First edition. pp. vii, 70. Dark green cloth, title in gilt on spine. From the library of Denis Johnston, with his bookplate. A fine copy in fine dust jacket with a few nicks.  “Wade 182. Contains the plays: A Full Moon in March; The King […]

275.00
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YEATS, W. B: Last Poems and Plays

YEATS, W.B. Last Poems & Plays. New York: Macmillan, 1940. First edition. pp. vii, [1], 125, [1]. Green cloth with design by Sturge Moore, blind-stamped on upper cover, lettering in gilt on spine. Previous owner’s signature on front free endpaper. A fine copy in original dust jacket with evenly faded sun-tanning to spine, light wear […]

295.00
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YEATS, W. B: Poems [With Tipped-In Signature of Yeats]

YEATS, W.B. Poems. London: T. Fisher Unwin, Ltd. Adelphi Terrace, 1922. pp. xv, [1], 314, [1]. Light blue cloth, with gilt-stamped design by Althea Gyles on spine and blind-stamp floral design on covers. Signed by W.B. Yeats, obviously in a hurry, on 6th December, 1922, on the back of a torn slip of paper announcing […]

1,575.00
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YEATS, W. B: The Celtic Twilight [AUTHOR INSCRIBED COPY]

YEATS, W.B. The Celtic Twilight.  Men and Women, Dhouls and Faeries.  With frontispiece ‘The Last Gleeman’ by John B. Yeats facing title. London, Lawrence and Bullen, 1893.  First edition. pp. xii, 212.  Olive-green ribbed cloth, title author and publisher in gilt on spine.  Inscribed by W.B. Yeats ‘With the author’s best regards, Feb 19. 94’ […]

6,500.00
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YEATS, W. B: The Celtic Twilight [First Edition]

YEATS, W.B. The Celtic Twilight. With frontispiece ‘The Last Gleeman’ by John B. Yeats facing title. London, Lawrence and Bullen, 1893. First edition. First issue. pp. xii, 212. Fine copy in olive-green ribbed cloth. The first edition, first issue with the publisher’s imprint in capital letters at foot of spine. A work whose title Yeats […]

950.00
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YEATS, W. B: The Celtic Twlight

YEATS, W.B. The Celtic Twilight. With portrait frontispiece of the author by John B. Yeats on frontispiece. 137 London: A.H. Bullen, 1902. pp. x, 235. Dark blue cloth with lettering and design in gilt on upper cover and spine. Edges untrimmed. A very good copy. Revised and enlarged edition of a work whose title Yeats […]

375.00
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YEATS, W. B: The Land of Hearts Desire

YEATS, W.B. The Land of Hearts Desire. Portland Maine: Mosher, 1903. pp. 35. Grey paper boards, title on printed label on upper cover and spine. Edition limited to 950 copies. Repair to spine. A good copy. First American edition in book form of the revised text. One of 950 ordinary copies on Van Gelder, from […]

85.00
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YEATS, W. B: The Secret Rose

YEATS, W.B. The Secret Rose. Illustrations by John B. Yeats. 137 New York: Dodd, Mead & Company. London: Lawrence & Bullen, 1897. First American edition, issued in the same year as the English edition. pp. xi, 265, [2]. Title in red and black. Dark blue cloth, with design by Althea Gyles stamped in gilt on […]

950.00
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YEATS, W. B: The Wild Swans at Coole

YEATS, W.B. The Wild Swans at Coole. London: Macmillan, 1919. First edition. pp. ix, 114. Dark blue cloth with design in gilt by Sturge Moore. A very good copy. Wade 124. Contains the first publication, in book form, of the poems in memory of Major Robert Gregory. In addition to the 29 poems first published […]

475.00
YEATS, W.B, Plays in Prose and Verse.
YEATS, W.B, Plays in Prose and Verse.

YEATS, W.B. Plays in Prose and Verse. Written for an Irish Theatre, and Generally with the Help of a Friend. 140 SCHOOL PRIZE BINDING London: Macmillan, 1926. pp. ix, 447. Bound by Bickers of London in full dark blue calf, spine divided into six panels by five gilt raised bands, title and author in gilt […]

375.00
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YEATS, W.B: The Collected Poems IDEAL FOR PRESENTATION

YEATS, W.B. The Collected Plays of W.B. Yeats. Portrait frontispiece. London: Macmillan, 1934. First edition. Crown octavo. pp. vi, 617. Bound by Bumpus of London in contemporary half calf on cloth boards, with their name stamped on lower turn-in. Spine divided into six panels by five gilt raised bands, title and author in gilt direct […]

285.00
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YEATS, W.B: The Hour Glass

YEATS, W.B. ‘The Hour-Glass’ and Other Plays. Being volume two of plays for an Irish theatre. ‘The Hour Glass’; ‘Cathleen Ní Hoolihan’; ‘A Pot of Broth’. 80 LIMITED EDITION OF 100 COPIES New York, Macmillan, 1904. Edition limited to 100 copies on Japanese vellum. pp. vii, 113. Fine in paper parchment in d.j. Wade 52 […]

585.00
YEATS, W.B. Later Poems, 1926.
YEATS, W.B. Later Poems, 1926.

YEATS, W.B. Later Poems. London: Macmillan and Co., 1926. pp. xiii, [1], 363, [2]. Contemporary full red morocco, flat spine with gilt decoration and title; covers framed by a thin floral roll; turn-ins gilt; red, pink, maroon, brown and green endpapers; red and gold endbands. A very good and attractive copy. The contents includes: The […]

475.00
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YEATS, W.B. Poems

YEATS, W.B. Poems. Portrait frontispiece. 140 London: T. Fisher Unwin, Ltd. Adelphi Terrace, 1908. Fifth edition. pp. xiii, 301, [1]. Blue cloth, with gilt-stamped design by Althea Gyles on spine and upper cover; rose in gilt on lower. Previous owner’s signature on front free endpaper. Spine a little faded, otherwise a very good copy. Rare […]

385.00
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YEATS, W.B. Stories from Carleton

YEATS, W.B. Stories from Carleton: With an Introduction by W.B. Yeats. London: Walter Scott, [1889]. pp. xvii, 302, 6 (publisher’s list). Original red cloth, gilt lettering and design in black. A very good copy. This volume is a collection of stories by William Carleton, including The Poor Scholar; Tubber Derg; Wildgoose Lodge; Shane Fadh’s Wedding […]

175.00
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YEATS, W.B. The Winding Stair and Other Poems

YEATS, W.B. The Winding Stair and Other Poems. London: Macmillan, 1933. First edition. pp. ix, 101. Half-title with Macmillan monogram and address on verso. Olive green blind-stamped cloth, to a design by T. Sturge Moore. Loosely inserted are two photographs of Thoor Ballylee castle and the cottages being prepared for restoration, dated February, 1964. Small […]

1,675.00

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