YEATS, W. B: The Wild Swans at Coole
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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 in the Yeats' sisters limited Cuala Press, Dundrum edition in 1917, this edition of 'The Wild Swans at Coole' includes the first book appearances of "In Memory of Major Robert Gregory" and "An Irish Airman foresees his Death", two of Yeats's most important poems, both concerning the death of the son of Lady Augusta Gregory, Yeats's patroness and the chatelaine of Coole Park. The collection also includes the title poem, "The Collar Bone of a Hare", "Upon a Dying Lady", "Broken Dreams", "Ego Dominus Tuus", "Phases of the Moon", "The Scholars", and "To A Young Beauty".
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