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WB Yeats first editions

 

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  1. First Macmillan edition, first impression; 8vo; publisher's blue cloth, Sturge Moore design and titles to upper board and spine, gilt, with the dust jacket. A superb copy in the little rubbed a sunned dust jacket, somewhat faded at the spine.

    £3,750
  2. First edition thus, special copy on blue vellum, from a total edition of 20, Prokosch's own copy with his signed bookplate, also signed by him on the colophon; 12mo; original hand-coloured illustration by Frederic Prokosch signed by him in pencil and mounted as frontispiece, light marginal toning; original green marbled wrappers, silver label to upper cover, with Prokosch's manuscript 'Bibliographical Note' on blue paper, preserved in marbled folding case and quarter morocco slipcase. A fine example.

    £4,000
  3. First edition thus, number one of 5 copies on Sicily paper, from a total edition of 22, Prokosch's own copy with his signed bookplate, also signed by him on the colophon; 12mo; original hand-coloured illustration by Frederic Prokosch signed by him in pencil and mounted as frontispiece, light spotting to prelims; original pictorial wrappers in blue, orange and white, white label to upper cover, with Prokosch's manuscript 'Bibliographical Note' on blue paper, preserved in marbled folding case and quarter morocco slipcase. A fine example.

    £4,000
  4. First edition, first impression, limited issue, being number 7 of only 110 copies; 8vo; portrait frontispiece by Jack B. Yeats, tissue-guard; publisher's red buckram, spine lettered in gilt, light sunning to spine, light rubbing to spine tips and corners, light browning to endpapers & bookplate removed from front pastedown, otherwise internally fine and sound, rare.

    £1,750
  5. Limited edition, number 841 of 1,000 copies signed by the author and printed on handmade paper; 8vo; portrait frontispiece of the poet, publisher's japon-backed green boards, titles printed in brown on paper label on spine, green endpapers, some edges untrimmed, grey paper dust-jacket with label to spine. A superb copy in the very lightly tanned dust jacket.

    £2,250
  6. First edition, first impression; 8vo; publisher's green cloth, Sturge Moore design to upper board in blind, design and titles to spine gilt, with the Sturge Moore dust jacket. A superb copy in the lightly nicked and rubbed dust jacket with some light internal repair at the spine.

    £875
  7. First edition in book form, one of circa 300 copies; 12mo; printed in black & red, title-page and colophon with decorations, bookplate to front pastedown; publisher's roan-backed boards with title printed in gaelic font to upper cover, a little spotted and rubbed; housed in later morocco-backed marbled board solander.

    £675
  8. First edition; 8vo; partly unopened, browning to free endpapers, some mild marginal foxing; publisher's cloth-backed boards with printed title label to spine (browned and slightly chipped), some finger marking, but overall very good; housed in later morocco-backed marbled board solander.

    £475
 

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