191
191
Yeats, W.B.
A VISION. NEW YORK: THE MACMILLAN CO. 1938
Estimate
1,5002,000
LOT SOLD. 3,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
191
Yeats, W.B.
A VISION. NEW YORK: THE MACMILLAN CO. 1938
Estimate
1,5002,000
LOT SOLD. 3,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Yeats, W.B.
A VISION. NEW YORK: THE MACMILLAN CO. 1938

8vo, first american edition, presentation copy inscribed by yeats ("Dermot MacManus |from his friend | W. B. Yeats"), original green and black cloth, green dust-jacket, jacket with a few nicks and slightly faded on spine


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Literature

Wade 192

Catalogue Note

Published in 1200 copies on February 23, 1938. The contents are the same as the English edition of 1500 copies published on October 7, 1937. (Wade 191). According to Wade, so much of the contents of the first version of A Vision in 1925 (Wade 149) was omitted and so much new material added that this is essentially a new book.

Dermot MacManus was an eccentric friend of Yeats whom he met in the 1920s. From an old Catholic gentry family in the west of Ireland, he had gone to Sandhurst, served as an officer in the British Army before joining the IRA in 1920, and brought to Yeats' attention a threatened rebellion in the Army in 1924; he shared Yeats' interests in  Irish folklore, physic research, Indian philosophy, and sexual rejuvenation techniques. He visited Riverdale frequently and the Yeats family stayed at Killeaden, the MacManus family home in County Mayo in the 1930s. Presented less than a year before Yeats' death.

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