Current Catalogue - Winter 2016/17

A couple of times a year I compile a catalogue which serves to give a snapshot of the items I currently have for sale.

This is my latest catalogue.

262. YEATS, W.B.

Four Years, The Cuala Press, Dundrum, 1921. First edition - one of 400 copies - in paper boards, cloth-backed. Spine title-label slightly chipped and browned else a very good copy. £300

263. YEATS, W.B.

The Trembling of the Veil, Privately printed for subscribers only, by T. Werner Laurie, London, 1922. First edition - one of 1000 numbered copies signed by the author (Wade 133). A very good copy in little faded and slightly frayed dustwrapper. £950

264. YEATS, W.B.

Estrangement: being some Fifty Thoughts from a Diary kept by William Butler Yeats in the Year Nineteen Hundred and Nine, The Cuala Press, Dublin, 1926. First edition, limited to 300 copies. Free endpapers and spine title-label faintly browned - very good otherwise in cloth-backed paper boards. £350

265. YEATS, W.B.

Autobiographies, Macmillan, New York, 1927. First U.S. edition. Allen Tate's copy with his ownership signature to front free endpaper, which also has a small bookseller's ticket, else a poor copy, sunned and soiled at spine which has split along the upper edge. £200

266. YEATS, W.B. (PROKOSCH, FREDERIC).

Death, Frederic Prokosch, New Haven, 1932. One of five numbered manuscript copies with an original hand-colored drawing by Prokosch and his signed bookplate. Original marbled paper wrappers. With a second version of the illustration laid-in and the printer's holograph bibliographical note in pencil to the limitation page. In fine condition. Bookplate of J.O. Edwards. £300

267. YEATS, W.B. (PROKOSCH, FREDERIC).

Two Poems, Frederic Prokosch, New Haven, 1932. Number one of five manuscript copies with an original hand-colored drawing by Prokosch and his signed bookplate. Original marbled paper wrappers. With a second version of the illustration laid-in and the printer's holograph bibliographical note in pencil to the limitation page. The two poems are 'Symbols' and 'Oil and Blood'. In fine condition. Bookplate of J.O. Edwards. £200

268. YEATS, W.B.

Collected Poems, Macmillan, London, 1933. Ownership signature to front pastedown, offsetting to endpapers as usual else an excellent copy in the scarce dustwrapper which is a little nicked and rubbed at extremities of spine and corners. Design by Charles Ricketts. Wade 172. £750

269. YEATS, W.B. (PROKOSCH, FREDERIC).

The Choice, Frederic Prokosch, New Haven, 1933. One of five numbered manuscript copies with an original hand-colored drawing by Prokosch and his signed bookplate. Original marbled paper wrappers. With a second version of the illustration laid-in and the printer's holograph bibliographical note in pencil to the front blank. In fine condition. Bookplate of J.O. Edwards. £300

270. YEATS, W.B. (PROKOSCH, FREDERIC).

A Last Confession, Frederic Prokosch, Bryn Mawr, 1935. Sole illustrated, manuscript copy - thus noted by Prokosch on a signed limitation page - and with his signed bookplate. Original marbled paper wrappers with an illustration tipped onto verso of first blank - opposite the title-page - and other decorations to the text. Spare label tipped in at rear. Light sporadic foxing else in fine condition. £450

271. YEATS, W.B. (PROKOSCH, FREDERIC).

Girl's Song, Frederic Prokosch, Bryn Mawr, 1935. Sole illustrated, manuscript copy - thus noted by Prokosch on a signed limitation page - and with his signed bookplate. Original marbled paper wrappers with an illustration tipped onto verso of first blank - opposite the title-page - and other decorations to the text. Spare label tipped in at rear. Light sporadic foxing else in fine condition. £450

272. YEATS, W.B. (PROKOSCH, FREDERIC).

The Empty Cup, Frederic Prokosch, Bryn Mawr, 1935. Sole illustrated, manuscript copy - thus noted by Prokosch on a signed limitation page - and with his signed bookplate. Original marbled paper wrappers with an illustration tipped onto verso of first blank - opposite the title-page - and other decorations to the text. Light sporadic foxing else in fine condition. £450

273. YEATS, W.B. (PROKOSCH, FREDERIC).

Veronica's Napkin, Frederic Prokosch, Bryn Mawr, 1935. Sole illustrated, manuscript copy - thus noted by Prokosch on a signed limitation page - and with his signed bookplate. Original marbled paper wrappers with an illustration tipped onto verso of first blank - opposite the title-page - and other decorations to the text. Light sporadic foxing else in fine condition. £450

274. YEATS, W.B.

Essays By W.B. Yeats 1931 to 1936, Cuala Press, Dublin, 1937. First edition, limited to 300 copies. Paper boards, buckram-backed, fine, with the bright spine title label. £200

275. YEATS, W.B. (PROKOSCH, FREDERIC).

Parting, Frederic Prokosch, Paris, 1969. Printed at the Imprimerie du Trocadero, November 1969. Nominally one of three numbered copies - each on a different hand-made paper - this is an out-of-series proof copy with Prokosch's signed bookplate. With an original hand-colored illustration by Prokosch. Original marbled-paper wrappers - in fine condition. With Prokosch's holograph notes in pencil about the printing of the book and related material laid-in: a bibliographical note (which locates a copy at King's College, Cambridge and another with a private collector), proof material, instructions to the printer and a second version of the illustration. £750

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