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    One of 250 Copies Signed by W. B. Yeats

    W. B. Yeats. Autobiographies: Reveries over Childhood and Youth and The Trembling of the Veil. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1927.

    First American limited edition (published on January 25, 1927; the first American trade edition was published o February 8, 1927). Limited to 250 numbered copies (this copy being No. 55), signed by W. B. Yeats. Octavo (7.6875 x 5.25 inches; 195 x 134 mm.). [2, limitation leaf], [8], 477, [3, blank] pages. Photogravure frontispiece portrait and three photogravure plates by Emery Walker (with tissue guards), one color plate mounted on black paper captioned in gilt (with tissue guard).

    Publisher's quarter blue cloth over brown paper boards. White paper labels printed in black on front cover and spine. Light rubbing to board edges, corners lightly bumped, spine very slightly faded, spine label slightly darkened, a few tiny splits to cloth at spine extremities. Tiny tear and crease to lower gutter of limitation leaf and half-title. A very good copy, uncut and unopened.

    "I have changed nothing to my knowledge; and yet it must be that I have changed many things without my knowledge; for I am writing after many years and have consulted neither friend, nor letter, nor old newspaper, and describe what comes oftenest into my memory" (Preface to "Reveries over Childhood and Youth").

    The first English edition was published on November 5, 1926.

    Wade 152.


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