William Butler Yeats: References

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Websites devoted to Yeats and his works
Yeats Society Sligo Home Page
The Poetry of Yeats
Yeats’s Coll. Poems at California State
W. B. Yeats Theatre
Joseph S. O’Leary
William Butler Yeats
W. B. Yeats Society of NY
W. B. Yeats Theatre
Neil Mann - A Vision

Arthur Quiller Couch, ed., Oxford Book of English Verse, 1250-1918 (new ed. 1929), lists Yeats, pp.901-905.

Seamus Deane, gen. ed., The Field Day Anthology of Irish Writing (Derry: Field Day Co. 1991), Vol. 2, contains a full section on Yeats, edited by Seamus Heaney with an introductory essay. BIOG describes A Vision as ‘an esoteric thesaurus’. For BIOG, WORKS & CRIT, see above. Also, FDA3 contains numerous REFS. & REMS., with selections from The Trembling of the Veil [421-24] and ‘The Tragic Generation’, from Autobiographies (1926) [424-26].

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Times Literary Supplement (1987), incidental notices: Yeats the Initiate: Essays on Certain Themes in the Work of W. B. Yeats (Dolmen; London: Allen and Unwin [1987]), 449pp.; Elizabeth Bergmann Loizeaux, Yeats and the Visual Arts (New Brunswick NJ: Rutgers UP [1987]), 238pp.; George Bornstein, ed., W. B. Yeats: The Early Poetry, Vol. I: Mosada; and The Island of Statues (Cornell UP [1986]), 442pp.; Richard Finneran, ed., Critical Essays on W. B. Yeats (Boston: G. K. Hall [1986]); Finneran, ed., Yeats: An annual of critical and textual studies, Vol. IV (1986), 231pp.; also cited, Ian Fletcher, W. B. Yeats and His Contemporaries (Brighton: Harvester Wheatsheaf [1987]), 350pp.; Heather C. Martin, W. B. Yeats: Metaphysician as Dramatist (Gerrards Cross: Colin Smythe [1987]), 153pp.; George Mills Harper, Yeats’s Golden Dawn: The Influence of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn on the Life and Art of W. B. Yeats [rep. of 1974 first edn.] (Wellingborough: Aquarius Press [1987]), pb., 322pp.; also Katharine B. Worth, ed., Yeats, Where There is Nothing [1903; unreprinted in his lifetime], and The Unicorn From the Stars [collab. Lady Gregory] (Washington: Cath. UP; Gerrards Cros: Colin Smythe [1987]), 166pp.

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Sundry items: Irish Fairy and Folk Tales (NY: Walter Scott [n.d.]), ill. James Torrance; A Full Moon in March (Macmillan 1935); John Sherman and Dhoya (Dublin: Lilliput 1990); Carlo di Petris, Yeats Oggi: studi e ricerche (Rome Univ. 1993).

Hyland Books (Cat. 214), lists Beltaine, No 1, May 1899 [Wade 226]; Beltaine, Organ of the Irish Literary Theatre 1899-1900, 3 nos. in 1; also, Hyland (Cat. 219; 1995), lists ]; Irish Fairy and Folk Tales [Camelot Ser.] (1888) [Wade 212]; Poems of Spenser [Jack’s Golden Poets iss.] (1906), col. ills. Jessie M King [Wade 235] & Coinage of Saorstat Eireann (1928) [Wade 317], 11 pls.

Peter Ellis Books (Cat. 2004) lists ed., Fairy and Folk Tales of the Irish Peasantry (London: Walter Scott 1888), 1st edn. w/o adds. and errata, contains misspelled “Yates” on spine; unlisted in Wade [£350].

Thomas A. Goldwasser Rare Books (San Francisco; Cat 17 [2004]): The Wanderings of Oisin (London: Kegan Paul, Trench 1889), 1st edn.; ltd. edn. 500; preceded by the single poem “Mosada”; orig. dark blue cloth, lettered in gilt on spine, roman type gilt on upper cover, and publisher's emblem in gilt on laower spine; good copy ($2,500). Plays for an Irish Theatre, designs by Gordon Craig (London: A. H. Bullen 1911), 1st edn.; orig. quarter white cloth, paper label, ribbon marker, brown end-papers; mostly unopened ($300). Per Amica Silentia Lunae (London: Macmillan 1918, orig. blue cover with gilt design by T. Sturge Moore ($250).

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Librarys catalogues
The Lilly Library [Collections] of Indiana University Library holds “The Yeats MSS, 1889-1954” consisting of letters and writings of Yeats and materials about him collected by Allan Wade (1881-1955), compiler of A Bibliography of the Writings of W. B. Yeats (London 1951), and editor of The Letters of W. B. Yeats (NY 1955) - viz., 109 items incl. letters to Sir George Reginald Barnes, Mrs. Stella (Campbell) Beech, Harry Bergholz, Frederick Edwin Smith, 1st earl of Birkenhead, Arthur Henry Bullen, Victor Clinton Clinton-Baddeley, Sir Sydney Carlyle Cockerell, Arnold Dolmetsch, Katherine Harris Bradley, Edith Emma Cooper, Edward Garnett, Sir Edmund William Gosse, Lady Gregory, Sir Herbert John Clifford Grierson, Agnes Hall, Mrs. Katharine (Tynan) Hinkson, William Thomas Horton, E. M. Lister, Eric Robert Dalrymple Maclagan, John O’Leary, Herbert Edward Palmer, William Lyon Phelps, Ernest Rhys, Sir William Rothenstein, George William Russell, William Sharp, Leonard Alfred George Strong, and Lily Yeats - many of them published - inter alia - in Letters (1955). [online].
 
Cornell UL - Yeats Collection: See Cornell Yeats (Cornell UP 1982) - catalogue of Cornell University Library holdings of Yeats’s works and papers - being substantially the basis for the Cornell Yeats Manuscript Material Series [as supra].
 
[...; NLI holdings in Yeats papers to be documented.]