The Wanderings of Oisin; Dramatic Sketches Ballads & Lyrics. William Butler Yeats.

The Wanderings of Oisin; Dramatic Sketches Ballads & Lyrics

London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1892. leather_bound. 156 pages. 17 x 12 cm. First edition, second issue, with the cancel title page and new frontispiece by Niam, only 73 copies so issued. With Kegan Paul threatening lawsuits over payment for the remaining copies of the first edition, Yeats wrote to John O'Leary for help. With O'Leary's assistance, Yeats footed the bill for the insertion of new title and frontispiece and the rebinding, and Unwin published 73 copies in May 1892. [SEE: Warwick Gould, "Yeats and His Books," Essays in Honour of Eamonn Cantwell, pp 41-43.] WADE 3. Raised bands, spine panels in gilt floral motifs, double gilt border panels, arabesques at corner, inner dentelles, marbled endpapers. Owner inscription, slight rubbing to joints, front cover initials A.K.R. Full brown morocco. Aeg. Near fine. Item #22203

Price: $1,500.00

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