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    William Butler Yeats Letter Concerning Upcoming Works Fine content autograph letter signed, "W B Yeats," 7 pages on 2 leaves measuring 9" x 7" each, Bedford Park, Chiswick, [n.d.] "...Ted Hunter has had a play on & I have had to review it twice & with only a chance of reviews being printed too, to see it twice, & loose time helping to hunt up people to fill empty places as well as writing here at Blakes. This last because I want to be in Ireland by the middle of July & want to get a lot for the printer's done before then. I am going to stay with Charles Thurston who will have Ballykelbeg to himself for a couple of weeks & should then endeavor to spend a week in Dublin if the Tyases will take me in. I can only get away for a very short time pending the completion of Blake & am afraid of facing Dublin distractions before I give a little while to country placidity.... I am rather in a difficulty about Miss O'Leary poems. I find it almost impossible to review it for so desultory a paper as the National Observer but when I do an article I intend for Providence as a Tory who did not let his politics quite with literary sympathies. A few saving clauses would make all well but they are just what I cannot put in. The article in Blake you sent me has proved most useful. Where did it appear?..." Yeats continues with some news of mutual friends and concludes, "My novel has gone to press but does not come out until September. I have sent in with it to be put in the same volume a short tale of ancient Irish legendary days & called this book 'John Sherman & the Midnight Ride.'. The second part of title refers to second story. My pseudonym is Gauconagh the name of an Irish spirit. I am very glad to hear wits about the progress of your book & the course of events in Tipperary..." Light, damp, stain to first page, light soiling, but otherwise very clean and legible. Nicely matted with a printed transcript of the letter. A fine letter worthy of the serious literary collector! From the collection of Bradley O'Leary. Accompanied by COA from PSA/DNA.

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