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Yeats, W.B.

PLAYS AND CONTROVERSIES. MACMILLAN, 1923
Estimate
2,0003,000
LOT SOLD. 4,000 GBP
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179

Yeats, W.B.

PLAYS AND CONTROVERSIES. MACMILLAN, 1923
Estimate
2,0003,000
LOT SOLD. 4,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Yeats, W.B.

PLAYS AND CONTROVERSIES. MACMILLAN, 1923

8vo, first edition, one of 1960 copies, presentation copy inscribed to frederick higgins (F.R. Higgins | from W.B. Yeats | Feb 19, 1924"), original cloth decorated in blind and lettered in gilt on the spine, , spine slightly faded, upper hinge slightly fragile, some slight spotting


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Wade 139

Catalogue Note

Published on November 27, 1923 in 1960 copies. This forms the third volume in Macmillan's Collected Edition of the Works.

Frederick Robert Higgins was a young poet who met Yeats in 1924 and became something of an acolyte. He worked closely with Cuala Press, publishing one book of his poems with Cuala (Arable Holdings, 1933) and was much involved in the 1935 and 1937 Broadsides (Yeats had to remove him from producing the latter  due to long delays that Yeats believed were caused by heavy drinking). Higgins was an early member of the Irish Academy of Letters and later on the Board of the Cuala Press.

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