The Tower
  • The Tower


    W. B. Yeats.


    New York: Macmillian, 1928. Octavo. Gilt-embossed green boards, lower corner of back board bumped. No ex library markings, but it looks as if a bookplate was removed from the inside of the front board as well as from the verso and recto of the first free end paper. Outside of the removed plates the book is sharp and well-preserved. First American edition. Very good.


    "That is no country for old men. The young

    In one another's arms, birds in the trees,

    —Those dying generations—at their song,

    The salmon-falls, the mackerel-crowded seas,

    Fish, flesh, or fowl, commend all summer long

    Whatever is begotten, born, and dies.

    Caught in that sensual music all neglect

    Monuments of unageing intellect."