THE CELTIC TWILIGHT. Men and Women, Dhouls and Faeries. Yeats, illiam, utler.

THE CELTIC TWILIGHT. Men and Women, Dhouls and Faeries.

With a Frontispiece by Jack B. Yeats. London: Lawrence and Bullen, 1893. 1 page preliminary undated ads. Original pea green cloth.

First Edition of this very early work by Yeats (his fifth), a volume of Irish country tales often with supernatural aspects -- Yeats's "most creative attempt to render his folklore materials with precision" [Hirsch]; in a 1902 edition it would be substantially enlarged.

On the spine of this copy, the publisher's name is in capital and lower-case letters, where on some copies it is printed all in capitals; it is not certain if either binding was precedent, but it is generally agreed that if either came earlier, it was the all-capitals binding. This is a near-fine copy, with very minor rubbing at the extremities and minor cracking of the endpapers. Wade 8. Item #14974

Price: $450.00

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