YEATS, WILLIAM BUTLER. 1865-1939. The Wanderings of Oisin: Dramatic Sketches, Ballads & Lyrics. London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1892.

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YEATS, WILLIAM BUTLER. 1865-1939.
The Wanderings of Oisin: Dramatic Sketches, Ballads & Lyrics. London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1892.

US$ 800 - 1,200
£ 640 - 970
YEATS, WILLIAM BUTLER. 1865-1939.
The Wanderings of Oisin: Dramatic Sketches, Ballads & Lyrics. London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1892.
8vo. Publisher's parchment backed green cloth, spine lettered in gilt, publisher's device stamped in black to lower front cover, top edge gilt, others uncut, some rubbing to spine, minor soiling.

FIRST EDITION, SECOND ISSUE, with the cancel title page and new frontispiece by Niam, only 73 copies so issued. With Kegan Paul threatening lawsuits over payment for the remaining copies of the first edition, Yeats wrote to John O'Leary for help. With O'Leary's assistance, Yeats footed the bill for the insertion of new title and frontispiece and the rebinding, and Unwin published 73 copies in May 1892. See Warwick Gould, "Yeats and His Books," Essays in Honour of Eamonn Cantwell, pp 41-43. Wade 3.
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YEATS, WILLIAM BUTLER. 1865-1939. The Wanderings of Oisin: Dramatic Sketches, Ballads & Lyrics. London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1892.
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