The Trembling of the Veil. William Butler Yeats.
The Trembling of the Veil.

The Trembling of the Veil.

1922. London: T. Werner Laurie, Ltd, 1922.

8vo, frontispiece, (2), vii, (1 blank), 247, (1) pp. Original white and blue boards with paper-label on backstrip (slightly toned), matching blue endpapers and roughtrimmed edges. A very good copy as issued.

§ First edition, number 213 of 1000 copies signed by the author and printed on handmade paper. The Trembling of the Veil was the second of Yeats's seven autobiographical works, and was described by Arthur Symons as "an absolute masterpiece: far & away the best thing [Yeats] has ever done" (Ross, p. 559). The following year, Yeats was awarded the Nobel prize for literature, the first Irish person to win and shortly followed by G.B. Shaw and (much later) Samuel Beckett and Seamus Heaney. Item #123038

Price: $2,000.00

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