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Author Name:    YEATS, W.B. FELL, H. Granville).

Title:   Poems. First English Edition.

Publisher:    T. Fisher Unwin, London, 1895, 

Seller ID:   104179

YEATS, W.B. Poems. London: T. Fisher Vnwin, No. XI, Paternoster Bvildings: MDCCCXCV [1895]. First UK Printing. Pp. (4),v-xi,(5),5-[286],(2). Illustrated title page (with tissue guard), [illustrated by H. Granville Fell]. 8vo,original light brown cloth with elaborate gilt illustration to both boards , gilt decoration to spine, gilt lettering to both boards and spine, all edges untrimmed. Wade, A Bibliography of the Writings of W.B. Yeats, A15. Published in an edition of 750 copies in October 1895. "This book contains allthe writer cares to preserve out of his previous volumes of verse. He has revised, and to large extent re-written 'The Wanderings of Usheen' and the lyrics and ballads from the same volume,a nd expanded and, he hopes, strengthened 'The Countess Cathleen'. He has, however, been compelled to leave unchanged many lines he would gladly have re-written, because his present skill is not great enough to separate them from thoughts and expresions which seem to him worth preserving." - from Yeats's preface. Includes the following poems: 1. "The Wanderings of Usheen" (to Edwin J. Ellis); 2. "The Countess Cathleen" (to Miss Maud Gonne); 3. "The Land of Heart's Desire" (to MissFlorence Farr); 4. "The Rose" (to Lionel Johnson): "To the Rose upon the R ood of Time" -- "Fergus and the Druid" -- "The Death of Cuhoolin" -- "The Rose of the World" -- "The Rose of Peace" -- "The Rose of Battle" -- "A Faery Song" -- "The Lake Isle of Innisfree" -- "A Cradle Song" -- "The Pity of Love" -- "The Sorrow of Love" -- "When You Are Old" -- "The White Birds" --"A Dream of Death" -- "A Dream of a Blessed Spirit" -- "The Man Who Dreame d of Faeryland" -- "The Dedication to a Book of Stories Selected from the Irish Novelists" -- "The Lamentation of the Old Pensioner" -- "The Ballad ofFather Gilligan" -- "The Two Trees" -- "To Ireland in the Coming Times"; 5 . "Crossways" (to A.E.): "The Song of the Happy Shepherd" -- "The Sad Shepherd" -- "The Cloak, the Boat, and the Shoes" -- "Anashuya and Vijaya" -- "The Indian Upon God" -- "The Indian to His Love" -- "The Falling of the Leaves" -- "Ephemera" -- "The Madness of King Goll" -- "The Stolen Child" -- "To An Isle in the Water" -- "Down by the Salley Gardens" -- "The Meditation of the Old Fisherman" -- "The Ballad of Father O'Hart" -- "The Ballad of Moll Magee" -- "The Ballad of the Foxhunter". With glossary at rear. Some browning to spine, three darkened patches to rear board, a bit tender between pp. 176-7, the line "What is that ugly thing on the black cress?" on p. 179is crossed out in ink, else a very good copy. 2,200.00


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