The Countess Kathleen And Various Legends and Lyrics; Cameo Series. William Butler Yeats.

The Countess Kathleen And Various Legends and Lyrics; Cameo Series

London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1902. First edition. Hardcover. 141 pages. 19 x 11.5 cm. Engraved frontispiece by T.J. Nettleship. The present volume represents Yeats's second collection of poetry. In addition the play The Countess Kathleen, the collection includes some of Yeats’ finest early lyrics, including “The Lake Isle of Innisfree,” “When You Are Old,” and “The Man Who Dreamed of Faeryland.” The work is dedicated to his long-time love, Maud Gonne, and many of the poems reflect Yeats's burgeoning interests in alchemy and esotericism. WADE 6: "500 copies were published in September 1892." Front and back free endpapers toned, owner inscription front free and quotation from Sir Philip Sydney, "An Apology for Poetry." Backstrip toned. Orig. decorated green boards and quarter parchment, yapp edges. Teg. Very good in fine folding chemise and green morocco backed slipcase backstrip evenly faded to brown. Item #22205

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