1924 LATER POEMS by WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS - SIGNED LIMITED & NUMBERED #207 of 250
LATER POEMS. By WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS.
Published by The Macmillan Company, New York. "New and Revised" edition of Yeats' later poetry, first thus with the statement "Published March, 1924".
SIGNED. LIMITED and NUMBERED EDITION. From the Signature / Limitation page: "Of this edition of LATER POEMS 250 copies have been printed, of which this is number 207". HAND SIGNED by W. B. YEATS below the limitation statement.
Hardcovers, cloth covered spine and paper covered boards, paper title label on the front cover and spine, 5.5x8 inches (13x20 cm), top page edges cut, other page edges deckled. Pagination xxiii, 363 pages.
VERY GOOD Condition: Light wear to the spine ends, the spine label is darkened and has small chips to two of its corners, the covers' upper front corner tips are slightly bumped; overall the covers are sturdy and quite lovely; internally the pages are lightly toned as normal, otherwise just lightly used, tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked. A solid, attractive, very presentable copy.
Some of the GREATEST POEMS EVER WRITTEN by one of the GREATEST POET WHO EVER LIVED. From the Preface: "This book contains all poetry not in dramatic form that I have written between my seven-and-twentieth year and the year 1921..."
Yeats' Later Poems is one of his more difficult books to find signed. The poems are magic, and his SIGNATURE casts a spell..
About William Butler Yeats (from Wikipedia):
****** William Butler Yeats (13 June 1865 - 28 January 1939) was an Irish poet and one of the foremost figures of 20th century literature. A pillar of both the Irish and British literary establishments, in his later years he served as an Irish Senator for two terms. Yeats was a driving force behind the Irish Literary Revival and, along with Lady Gregory, Edward Martyn, and others, founded the Abbey Theatre, where he served as its chief during its early years. In 1923 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature as the first Irishman so honored for what the Nobel Committee described as "inspired poetry, which in a highly artistic form gives expression to the spirit of a whole nation." Yeats is generally considered one of the few writers who completed their greatest works after being awarded the Nobel Prize.******