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POEMS
London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1895.. Full publisher’s vellum over boards, elaborately stamped in gilt after a design by H.G. Fell, fore-edges wholly untrimmed, lower edges rough- trimmed. Slight darkening and rubbing to the vellum, with a few spots of modest soiling, bookplate of Blake scholar and editor, Archibald G.B. Russell, on pastedown, but a very good copy. Cloth slipcase. First edition, limited deluxe issue. Copy #12 of twenty-five copies, printed on Japan vellum, specially bound, and signed by the author. Yeats’s first collected edition, and in this deluxe issue, among the most elusive of his major books. In John Quinn’s copy, Yeats inscribed: “The man who made this cover made a beautiful design, which I saw at an exhibition, but after I saw it Dent had spoilt him, with all kinds of oddjobs & when he did this the spirit had gone out of him. I hate this expression-less angel of his....” WADE 15.
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