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A vision : an explanation of life founded upon the writings of Giraldus and upon certain doctrines attributed to Kusta ben Luka / by William Butler Yeats.
|Main Creator:||Yeats, W. B. (William Butler), 1865-1939.|
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London : Privately printed for subscribers only by T. Werner Laurie, Ltd., 1925.
"This edition consists of six hundred copies numbered and signed." YL 2433b is no. 385; YL 2433c is no. 498.
YL 2433b: With bookplate of George Yeats on front pastedown, but her name has been cancelled in ink at top. Also, above the bookplate, a note possibly an inscription is largely torn out. Manuscript revisions on pages 36, 202 and 206.
YL 2433c: Covered in brown oilcloth. Inscribed on front cover by George Yeats: "Keep clean / W. B. Yeats / 'A Vision' / Book A".
YL 2433c: Inscribed on front free endpaper by Yeats: "This copy must not be given to any body or any excuse however plausible / WB Yeats / George Yeats."
YL 2433c: Inscribed on verso of list of privately printed books: "Extracts for new Vision to be taken from this book & as corrected here / W. B. Y."
YL 2433c: Heavily revised and corrected copy.
The frontispiece is a woodcut portrait of Giraldus; also a woodcut 'The Great Wheel' faces page xv and a small woodcut design of a unicorn is pasted on at foot of page 8. These are all printed on brown paper and are by Edmund Dulac.
Publisher's advertisements: 1 page preceding half title page.
Physical description: 4 preliminary leaves, vii-xxiii, , pages, 1 leaf, 3-256 pages : frontispiece, illustrations, diagrams ; 23 cm.
Citations/References: A descriptive catalog of W. B. Yeats's library, Edward O'Shea. - New York ; London : Garland, 1985, pages 367-370.
Citations/References: Wade, Allan. A bibliography of the writings of W. B. Yeats. 1968, 149
|Contained in:||W. B. Yeats Library|
YL 2433b ; YL 2433c: From the Library of W. B. Yeats.