The Countess Kathleen

And Various Legends and Lyrics

YEATS, W.B.

YEATS, W.B. The Countess Kathleen And Various Legends and Lyrics

T. Fisher Unwin, 1892.

First edition. Publisher's quarter parchment over olive green boards, titled to spine with the 'Cameo Series' emblem to the upper cover. Engraved frontispiece by T.J. Nettleship. A very good copy with some tanning to the spine and a split to the top of the rear joint. Corners worn and yapp foredges worn. Internally clean.

One of 500 copies. The Countess Kathleen is Yeats's second collection, containing the titular play and some of his best early verse including "The Lake Isle of Innisfree" and "Apologia addressed to Ireland in the coming days", described by Yeats's biographer, R.E. Foster as "the most powerful poetic rhetoric which he had yet written... Pace, inventiveness, rhythm and audacity struck the note already identified as uniquely Yeatsian; it also announced his arrival as a frankly political poet." - (W. B. Yeats: A Life)

PROVENANCE: Walter and Dorothy Donnely (bookplate to front pastedown).

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Stock ID: 33843

£850.00

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