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The W. B. and George Yeats Library

A Short-title Catalog

Wayne K. Chapman

In 2002, the Yeats family made a generous Heritage Donation to the National Library of Ireland. With additions as well as subtractions, most books listed in Edward O’Shea’s A Descriptive Catalog of W. B. Yeats’s Library (1985) were transferred to the National Library. The present volume is a first step toward a comprehensive book of Yeats’s annotations. By inventorying the complete collection, The W. B. and George Yeats Library: A Short-title Catalog cross-lists images of copied and inserted material. Supplementary lists are incorporated into this fully indexed edition, which is enhanced by more than a dozen illustrations and an appendix to underscore growth of the poet’s personal library in the 115 years since the public first glimpsed it in 1904.

About the Author

Wayne K. Chapman is Professor Emeritus, Department of English, Clemson University. He is the author of Yeats and English Renaissance Literature and W. B. Yeats’s Robartes-Aherne Writings.

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Pages: 320 pages

Published: January 2019


ISBN: 978-1-949979-22-0

ISBN: 978-1-949979-22-0


Irish Literature