YEATS, W.B. Eight Poems by W.B. Yeats. Transcribed by Edward Pay [LIMITED TO 122 COPIES ONLY]
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London: Published by “Form” at The Morland Press, January 1916. Quarto. pp. . Printed in red and black. Cream card printed in black. Covers browned and lightly foxed as usual, some edge wear. Limited edition of 122 copies on Italian hand-made paper [No. 76] of an overall edition of 200 copies. Printed errata slip laid on lower margin of titlepage (variant slip omitting the word ‘exact’ and with a capital letter to the word ‘Proprietors’).
Silhouette of nude woman in red by Austin Spare. Initial letters to each stanza in red. Poems includes: The Dawn; On Woman; The Fisherman; The Hawk; Memory; The Thorn Tree; The Phoenix and There is a Queen in China. Yeats was not pleased with this work and referred to the red woman as a “brute.”
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