195
195
Yeats, W.B.
LEDA AND THE SWAN. FLORENCE: PRIVATELY PRINTED, CHRISTMAS [1937]
Estimate
1,7502,250
LOT SOLD. 2,125 GBP
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195
Yeats, W.B.
LEDA AND THE SWAN. FLORENCE: PRIVATELY PRINTED, CHRISTMAS [1937]
Estimate
1,7502,250
LOT SOLD. 2,125 GBP
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Yeats, W.B.
LEDA AND THE SWAN. FLORENCE: PRIVATELY PRINTED, CHRISTMAS [1937]

prokosch's own copy, copy "A" of five copies bound in umbria,  publisher's bookplate signed by him, original green and white patterned wrappers, preserved in folding case and slicpase, case and slipcase defective


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Literature

Wade 185 (incorrectly giving date of printing as 1935); Barker 48

Catalogue Note

prokosch's own copy.

The total edition comprised twenty-two copies for the author, five copies bound in Sicily paper numbered 1-5, five bound in Sardinia numbered I-V, five bound in Abruzzo numbered a-e, five bound in Umbria, numbered A-E, and two bound in Marche, numbered X and XX. Leda and the Swan was printed in Florence in 1937 (Prokosch had returned to Cambridge in the autumn of 1937 and visited Florence in November), but not bound and distributed until ten years later when the author returned to Florence and recovered his printed sheets and paper. Yeats signed no copies, having died in 1939.

"Leda and the Swan" was first printed in The Dial in June 1924, and reprinted in Tomorrow, Dublin in August 1924 (Wade 382). It was first collected in The Cat in the Moon (Wade 145) in 1924.

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