YEATS, W.B. The Land of Heart’s Desire. Signature of Alfred Hayes.

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London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1894. First edition. Octavo. pp. 48. Title printed on right-hand side, on the left-hand side is a reproduction of Aubrey Beardsley’s design for the Avenue Theatre poster. Purple-pink faded paper wrappers over endpapers, lettered in black on front cover, and with Beardsley’s design on left-hand side. A printed slip stating: This Book is published at 1/- nett, / and the terms on which it is supplied to / Booksellers do not admit of any Discount, is attached to this copy [but not to all]. Signature of Alfred Hayes on top margin of titlepage. Paper repair to spine. A very good copy.
Wade 10. Symonds states the edition consisted of 500 copies. The first state without the fleurons following "Desire" on the cover (Ahearn 721). With a half-title. Includes final advertisement leaf, cast list of first production and final pages of advertisements and colophon.

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