Book Description

The second volume in the 'Books That Marked Epochs' series bound in gilt ruled half vellum over blue boards with blue end-papers. Contents list at the front followed by the Yeats introduction. William Blake is a poet without parallel, who remains a source of wisdom and inspiration to countless individuals throughout the world. This selection was commissioned in 1905 by the firm of George Routledge from W. B. Yeats, who had previously been one of the pioneer editors of Blake's prophetic books. Yeats, one of the few poets whose work could be compared with that of Blake, prepared a unique selection of his poetic and prose writings. There is no better way to encounter the work of one poetic genius than as it is presented by another, and Yeats understood Blake in a way few others did. At the rear are notes to the poems (pp.261-77)
Dealer Notes
First Edition Thus; 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall; Gilt titles spine; Top edge gilt in good condition; Previous owner's signature in ink, neat, to fep.; vellum of spine is partly browned with age & handling but in good condition
Author Yeats, William Butler (Introduction)
Date 1910
Binding Hardcover (Half Vellum)
Publisher Routledge, London
Condition Very Good Condition (No Dust Jacket)
Pages xlix + 277

Price: £75.00

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