Description: 8vo (190 x 130mm.), FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR TO JOHN MASEFIELD ("John Masefield | from WB Yeats | Dec 1912") on front free endpaper WITH ADDITIONAL NOTE BY YEATS ABOUT THE BINDING ("This cover was a great effort on | the part [of] my publisher. He describes | it as the kind of cover I | prefer! | WBY") on front fixed end-paper, correction on page 54 ("from" corrected to "for", possibly in the hand of Constance Masefield), original tan boards with ornamental design in green on upper cover, collector's chemise and morocco-backed slipcase, foot of spine very slightly bumped, some minor wear to chemise
Condition Report: Condition is described in the main body of the cataloguing, where appropriate.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."
Literature: Wade 101
Provenance: John Masefield, inscription and posthumous book-label; Simon Nowell-Smith, book-label; Judith Adams Nowell-Smith, book-label; Bertram Rota, catalogue 300, Poetry. The Simon Nowell-Smith Collection, 2002, item 821; J.O. Edwards, book-label
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