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THE CUTTING OF AN AGATE by  W.B Yeats - First Edition - 1919 - from Sumner & Stillman (SKU: 14428)

THE CUTTING OF AN AGATE

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THE CUTTING OF AN AGATE

by Yeats, W.B

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1919. London: Macmillan and Co., 1919. Original blue cloth geometrically decorated in gilt (in orange on the spine), with dust jacket. First English Edition of this collection of essays, which consisted of 1500 copies -- slightly changed from the 1912 American edition (one essay dropped, another added, new Preface). He writes (for example) about meeting fellow student J.M. Synge for the first time and thereafter, and about putting on plays in a small town in the west of Ireland. As Yeats says in his Preface, he wrote the majority of these essays "during the ten years after 1902"... During those years I wrote little verse and no prose that did not arise out of some need of the Irish players... I was busy with a single art, that of a small, unpopular theatre; and this art may well seem... of no more account than the shaping of an agate... This volume, with its handsome geometric design by T. Sturge Moore (initialed), is in fine condition; included is the uncommon dust jacket, in very good condition (spine darkened, light wear not affecting print at the extremities) -- still with the original "6/-" price on its spine. Wade 126.

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Sumner & Stillman US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
14428
Title
THE CUTTING OF AN AGATE
Author
Yeats, W.B
Book condition
Used
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Binding
Hardcover
Date published
1919
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About Sumner & Stillman

Founded in 1980, Sumner & Stillman is a small family business providing personal service in the buying and selling of literary first editions of the 19th and early 20th Centuries. Member of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (ABAA) for over 30 years.

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