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Later Poems. by  William Butler Yeats - Signed First Edition - 1922 - from Raptis Rare Books (SKU: 96148)

Later Poems.

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Later Poems.

by Yeats, William Butler

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London: MacMillan and Co, 1922. First edition of this collection of Yeats' later poems. Octavo, original blind-stamped cloth with gilt titles to the spine. Signed and dated by the author on the title page in the year of publication, "W.B. Yeats Nov. 23. 1922." In very good condition with toning to the spine. From the library of S. Matthewman to whom this volume was given by Yeats at a poetry reading in Leeds in 1922. Laid in are poems in the recipient's hand copied from the present volume as well as an original photograph of his sweetheart. Desirable with noted provenance. One of the foremost figures of 20th-century literature, William Butler Years was a pillar of the Irish literary establishment and a driving force behind the Irish Literary Revival. Yeats' earliest volume of verse was published in 1889 and, in 1923, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. His Later Poems contains a selection of his later works in which he renounced the transcendental beliefs and style of his youth in favor of a more realistic style.


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Later Poems.
Yeats, William Butler
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About Raptis Rare Books

Founded by Matthew and Adrienne Raptis, Raptis Rare Books is an antiquarian book firm that specializes in literature, children's books, economics, photo books, signed and inscribed books, and landmark books in all fields. Our business model is simple: we strive to handle books that are in exceptional condition and to provide exceptional customer service. We are proud members of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (ABAA) and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB) and exhibit at major book fairs in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Boston, as well as other regional fairs.


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