8vo, first edition, original light brown cloth with design and lettering in gilt on covers and spine, binding discolored and stained, bumped
John Quinn, his bookplate and shelf-mark on upper pastedown; his sale, Part 5, Anderson Galleries, 17-20 March 1924, lot 11364
Wade states "all edges untrimmed," but this copy, as usual, has the top edge trimmed.
Yeats reworked much of his previous work for this first major collection of his poems. It was revised fourteen times over the next three decades and created a regular income for Yeats, who wrote in 1929: "This book for about thirty years brought me twenty or thirty times as much as any other book of mine—no twenty or thirty times as much as all my other books put together".
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