Collection: W. B. Yeats Library >> Eight poems / by W. B. Yeats; transcribed by Edward Pay.
Eight poems /
by W. B. Yeats; transcribed by Edward Pay.
|Main Creator:||Yeats, W. B. (William Butler), 1865-1939.|
|Published / Created:||
London : Published by "Form" at the Morland Press Ltd., 1916.
Of this Edition only 200 copies are available for sale of which this is No. [no number given] Dutch Hand-made (8 copies) Italian Hand-made (122 copies) Jap-Vellum (70 copies).
There are 5 items attached to this record, all received at the same time by the NLI. See also notes attached to item records for details of type of paper used as well as these notes. Otherwise similar. There are also 3 items attached to this record from the Yeats Library
LO 10211 is one of the uncommon copies on Dutch handmade paper with a Unicorn watermark. It does not bear a limitation statement inside the front wrapper, but does have the errata inside the rear wrapper. It includes the design by Spare of a nude woman, printed in red, and its conjugate, bearing the printer's imprint. Also YL 2345b.
LO 10212 is a first separate edition, reproduced from its appearance in the April 1916 issue of Austin Spare's periodical, Form. This copy is printed on Dutch handmade paper with a Unicorn watermark. It bears a limitation statement inside the front wrapper but is not numbered.
LO 10213 is printed on Japan vellum. It does not bear a limitation statement inside the front wrapper, and does not have the errata inside the rear wrapper. It also does not include the design by Spare of a nude woman, printed in red, and its conjugate, bearing the printer's imprint. Also YL 2345.
LO 10214 is the variant printing on Italian handmade paper. It has the limitation statement but is unnumbered.
LO 10215 is a numbered copy (No. 72). This copy also bears the printed disclaimer slip tipped to the title page, inserted at Yeats's request. There is a strong likelihood that this was one of the "legitimate" copies, sewn rather than stapled, and formally offered for sale through the Poetry Book Shop. Wrapper chipped, spine split and sewing now absent. Also YL 2345a, no. 114.
YL 2345: Inscribed on verso of title page in ink "This pamphlet was brought out by a magazine called / "Form" to save my copyright as the poems were / being published in America and the magazine was delayed. / WB Yeats."
YL 2345: Misprints in four of the poems corrected in pencil [not by Yeats]
YL 2345a: Ownership signature of 'Lily Yeats / June 1916' on front cover.
Physical description:  pages : col. front. ; 30 cm, quarto.
Citations/References: A descriptive catalog of W. B. Yeats's library, Edward O'Shea. - New York ; London : Garland, 1985, pages 328-329.
Citations/References: Wade, Allan. A bibliography of the writings of W. B. Yeats. 1968, 114
|Contained in:||W. B. Yeats Library|
YL 2345 ; YL 2345a ; YL 2345b: From the Library of W. B. Yeats.
|Call Number||View in||Collection||NLI Holdings|
|LO 10211||Manuscripts Reading Room Special Access||Librarian's Office||Dutch handmade paper, Unicorn watermark|
|LO 10212||Manuscripts Reading Room Special Access||Librarian's Office||Dutch handmade paper, Unicorn watermark|
|LO 10213||Manuscripts Reading Room Special Access||Librarian's Office||Japan vellum, no design by Spare in red, no imprint, 20 p.|
|LO 10214||Manuscripts Reading Room Special Access||Librarian's Office||Italian handmade paper. Unnumbered.|
|LO 10215||Manuscripts Reading Room Special Access||Librarian's Office||Italian handmade paper, numbered 72.|
|YL 2345||Manuscripts Reading Room Special Access||Yeats Library|
|YL 2345a||Manuscripts Reading Room Special Access||Yeats Library|
|YL 2345b||Manuscripts Reading Room Special Access||Yeats Library|