1924. New York: Macmillan, 1924-1927.
6 vols, 8vo. Each vol. bound in the original quarter robin's egg cloth over paper covered boards with printed labels, pastedowns with Charles Ricketts' illustration of hawk, unicorn, fountain and moon. Very good copies with almost no foxing and just occasional browning of endpapers, backstrips and backstrip labels expertly restored. Gift inscription in Early Poems presenting the set to a Vassar graduate of 1946.
§ A complete set of Macmillan's limited editions of Yeats' works; each volume one of 250 copies signed by Yeats. The series, along with a trade edition, was published in New York between 1924 and 1927; Macmillan published the series in London also but only in a trade edition, there was no signed limited edition. The first volume was published the year after Yeats won the Nobel Prize for Literature. This well matched set has been together since at least 1946 when it was presented to Celia Thompson on her graduation from Vassar College by her family "with our love and our congratulations and our relief!" To find the six volumes together like this is almost unheard of.
The titles are:
Later Poems (1924), No. 71 of 250, Wade 135. (Label on upper board with slight abrasion.)
Plays In Prose And Verse Written for an Irish Theatre, and Generally with the Help of a Friend (1924), No. 137 of 250, Wade 137.
Plays and Controversies, (1924), No. 33 of 250, Wade 140. (Frontispiece and seven illustrations.)
Essays (1924), No. 212 of 250, Wade 142.
Early Poems and Stories (1925), No. 51 of 250, Wade 148.
Autobiographies: Reveries over Childhood and Youth and The Trembling of the Vale (1927), No. 156 of 250, Wade 152. (Frontispiece and four plates.). Item #124983