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Lot 197: YEATS, W.B. THE GREEN HELMET AND OTHER POEMS, 1912, PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR (1 VOL.)
20 October 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
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 is described in the main body of the cataloguing, where appropriate.
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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
Literature: Wade 101