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THE COUNTESS KATHLEEN AND VARIOUS LEGENDS AND LYRICS
London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1892.. Parchment and boards, wallet fore-edges, t.e.g., fore and bottom edges untrimmed. Frontis by J.T. Nettleship. Extremities worn, corners bruised, some small surface paper chips, spine darkened, bookseller's description affixed to rear pastedown and offset to opposite endsheet, but a good, sound copy. First edition, British trade issue, of Yeats's second book- length collection. One of five hundred copies printed, in addition to thirty copies on Japan vellum, issued in the publisher's "Cameo Series." The frontispiece, "Cuchullin Fighting the Waves," is based on a drawing by John Trivett Nettleship (1841- 1902). This copy bears Yeats's presentation inscription on the front free endsheet: "To J T Nettleship from his friend the writer...." Nettleship was an old friend of Yeats's father, and in 1904, Yeats inscribed a copy of this book to John Quinn, noting: "Nettleship who made this rather disappointing picture might have been a great imaginative artist." In this copy, the Cameo device on the recto of the half-title is approximately 1.2 cm. left of being centered over the letterpress. WADE 6.
      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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