THE BOOK OF THE RHYMERS' CLUB. W. B. Yeats, others.
THE BOOK OF THE RHYMERS' CLUB.
THE BOOK OF THE RHYMERS' CLUB.

THE BOOK OF THE RHYMERS' CLUB.

Pp. xvi+94, title page printed in red & black; f'cap. 8vo; light yellow/brown cloth with printed paper title label on spine, the label and spine both browned, boards a trifle soiled; uncut, and partly unopened; free endpapers faintly offset, pp. 38-40 creased; [together with] THE SECOND BOOK OF THE RHYMERS' CLUB. Pp. xvi+136+16(advertisements, last blank); brown buckram over bevelled boards, spine lettered in gilt, the boards slightly marked and scuffed, corners a trifle bruised; uncut; text block slightly browned, hinges starting at a couple of points, a few pages creased, a little light foxing and occasional soiling; Elkin Matthews, London, 1892 & 1894. First editions, limited to 450 (350 for sale) and 500 (400 for sale) copies respectively. Wade 291 & 294. *A further 100 copies of the second volume were also produced for sale in America. The Rhymers' Club was a group of London-based poets, founded by Yeats and Ernest Rhys in 1890. They usually gathered either at the Cafe Royal or the Cheshire Cheese in Fleet Street. Meetings were also occasionally held in private homes, and Oscar Wilde attended some of these. Along with the social/dining club aspect of the Rhymers' Club, they published two volumes of verse, containing contributions by Yeats, Richard Le Gallienne, Ernest Dowson, Arthur Symons, and others. Item #111880

Price: $1,750.00

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