245
245
Yeats, W.B.
THE GREEN HELMET AND OTHER POEMS. DUNDRUM: THE CUALA PRESS, 1910
Estimate
10,00015,000
JUMP TO LOT
245
Yeats, W.B.
THE GREEN HELMET AND OTHER POEMS. DUNDRUM: THE CUALA PRESS, 1910
Estimate
10,00015,000
JUMP TO LOT

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Yeats, W.B.
THE GREEN HELMET AND OTHER POEMS. DUNDRUM: THE CUALA PRESS, 1910
small 4to (209 x 145mm.), FIRST EDITION, one of 400 copies, ADVANCE PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED BY YEATS TO LADY GREGORY ("Lady Gregory | from her friend | WB Yeats. | Nov 24. 1910...") on the recto of the colophon leaf at the beginning, autograph note beneath about the mistake in the Contents page, contents leaf corrected accordingly by Yeats, with Yeats' autograph version of what became the official errata sheet tipped-in at the end, original grey paper covered boards, linen spine, collector's green cloth chemise and matching slipcase, offsetting to endpapers, minor browning to binding
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Provenance

Lady Augusta Gregory, presentation inscription and bookplate; by descent to Major R.G. Gregory (sale of Lady Gregory's library, Sotheby's, 24 July 1979, lot 418)

Literature

Wade 84

Catalogue Note

A MAJOR PRE-PUBLICATION PRESENTATION COPY TO THE AUTHOR'S CLOSE FRIEND, COLLABORATOR AND CO-FOUNDER OF THE ABBEY THEATRE. The Green Helmet was published in December 1910, the month after Yeats presented this copy to Lady Gregory. See also lots 139, 140 and 143.

Yeats' note below the presentation inscription to Lady Gregory reads: "By a slip of the pen when I was writing out the heading for the first group of poems, I put Raymond Lully's name in the room of the later Alchemist Nicholas Flamel. I read the proofs over & over & never saw it till the work was in print. W. B. Yeats". Yeats clearly presented this copy before the errata slip mentioned by Wade -- inserted loose in most published copies -- was available from the printer.

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