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SOLD Hammer price: €1700, Estimate: €800-1200

First Published Edition of MosadaYeats (W.B.). The Dublin University Review, issue for June 1886, containing the first printing of Yeats’ poem Mosada at pp. 473-483. A little spotting at edges, part of last leaf torn (adverts) away with loss (not affecting Mosada), o.w. a fine copy as published. An offprint of 100 copies from this setting, with a portrait, was W.B. Yeats’ first separate publication. A great rarity in either version, and a milestone in Irish literature. (1)Yeats later wrote in a copy, ‘I wrote it when I was twenty-one & think rather sadly that when young men of that age send in like work I am not able to foresee his future or his talent.’

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