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YEATS, W. B.
The Trembling of the Veil.
London: T. Werner Laurie, Ltd, 1922. London: T. Werner Laurie, Ltd,, 1922. Signed limited issue Octavo. Original japon-backed green boards, titles printed in brown to paper spine label, green endpapers, untrimmed. With the dust jacket. Monochrome portrait frontispiece with captioned tissue guard. Faint toning to spine and along bottom edge, a touch rubbed, the binding otherwise firm and clean, slight toning to endpapers, else internally crisp. A very good copy indeed, in the slightly toned jacket, corners a little chipped. First edition, signed limited issue, number 499 of 1,000 subscribers copies signed by the author and printed on handmade paper. The Trembling of the Veil was the second of Yeats's seven autobiographical works, and was described by Arthur Symons as "an absolute masterpiece: far & away the best thing [Yeats] has ever done" (Ross, p. 559). The following year, Yeats was awarded the Nobel prize for literature. Yeats's memoirs were collected in 1935 as The Autobiography of William Butler Yeats and consisted of Reveries over Childhood and Youth (1914), The Trembling of the Veil (1922), his Nobel Prize lecture, "The Irish Dramatic Movement" (1923), The Bounty of Sweden (1925), Estrangement (1926), The Death of Synge (1928), and Dramatis Personae, 1896-1902 (1935). David A. Ross, Critical Companion to William Butler Yeats (2009); Wade 133.
Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA/ ILAB. [London, United Kingdom]

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