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Abbreviations

Au

Autobiographies (London: Macmillan, 1955).

AVA

A Vision: An Explanation of Life Founded upon the Writings of Giraldus and upon certain Doctrines attributed to Kusta Ben Luka (London: privately printed for subscribers only by T. Werner Laurie, Ltd., 1925). See also CVA.

AVB

A Vision (London: Macmillan, 1962).

Berg

Books and Manuscripts, The Berg Collection, New York Public Library (Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations).

BIV1, 2

A Book of Irish Verse (London: Methuen, 1895; 1900).

BL Add. MS

Additional Manuscript, The British Library, London (followed by number).

BL Macmillan

Later papers from the Macmillan Archive, British Library, London.

Bodley

Bodleian Library, Oxford.

Bradford

Curtis B. Bradford, Yeats at Work (Carbondale and Edwardsville: Southern Illinois University Press, 1965).

Brotherton

Manuscript, The Brotherton Collection, Brotherton Library, University of Leeds.

CH

W. B. Yeats, The Critical Heritage, edited by A. Norman Jeffares (London: Henley; Boston: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1977).

ChronY

A W. B. Yeats Chronology by John S. Kelly (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2003).

CL1, 2, 3, 4

The Collected Letters of W. B. Yeats: Volume I, 1865–1895, edited by John Kelly and Eric Domville; Volume II, 1896–1900, edited by Warwick Gould, John Kelly and Deirdre Toomey; Volume III, 1901–1904, and Volume IV, 1905–1907, edited by John Kelly and Ronald Schuchard (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1986, 1997, 1994, 2005).

CL InteLex

The Collected Letters of W. B. Yeats, General editor John Kelly, Oxford University Press (InteLex Electronic Edition) 2002, http://www.nlx.com/collections/130. Letters cited by Accession number.

CM

W. B. Yeats: A Census of the Manuscripts, by Conrad A. Balliet, with the assistance of Christine Mawhinney (New York and London: Garland Publishing, 1990).

CVA

A Critical Edition of Yeats’s A Vision (1925), edited by George Mills Harper and Walter Kelly Hood (London: Macmillan, 1978).

CW1

The Poems: Second Edition (New York: Scribner, 1997), edited by Richard J. Finneran and replacing The Poems: Revised (New York: Macmillan, 1989; London: Macmillan, 1989), PR, which replaced The Poems: A New Edition (New York: Macmillan, 1983; London: Macmillan, 1984), PNE, as the first volume of The Collected Works of W. B. Yeats (formerly The Collected Edition of the Works of W. B. Yeats).

CW2

The Plays, edited by David R. Clark and Rosalind E. Clark (New York: Scribner, 2001), volume II of The Collected Works of W. B. Yeats (formerly The Collected Edition of the Works of W. B. Yeats).

CW3

Autobiographies, edited by William H. O’Donnell and Douglas N. Archibald, assisted by J. Fraser Cocks III and Gretchen Schwenker (New York: Scribner, 1999), volume III of The Collected Works of W. B. Yeats (formerly The Collected Edition of the Works of W. B. Yeats).

CW5

Later Essays, edited by William H. O’Donnell, with assistance from Elizabeth Bergmann Loizeaux (New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1994), volume V of The Collected Works of W. B. Yeats (formerly The Collected Edition of the Works of W. B. Yeats).

CW6

Prefaces and Introductions: Uncollected Prefaces and Introductions by Yeats to Works by other Authors and to Anthologies edited by Yeats, edited by William H. O’Donnell (London: Macmillan, 1988), volume VI of The Collected Works of W. B. Yeats (formerly The Collected Edition of the Works of W. B. Yeats).

CW7

Letters to the New Island, edited by George Bornstein and Hugh Witemeyer (London: Macmillan, 1989), volume VII of The Collected Works of W. B. Yeats (formerly The Collected Edition of the Works of W. B. Yeats).

CW8

The Irish Dramatic Movement, edited by Mary FitzGerald and Richard J. Finneran (New York: Scribner, 2003), volume VIII of The Collected Works of W. B. Yeats (formerly The Collected Edition of the Works of W. B. Yeats).

CW9

Early Articles and Reviews: Uncollected Articles and Reviews Written between 1886 and 1900, edited by John P. Frayne and Madeleine Marchaterre (New York: Scribner, 2004), volume IX of The Collected Works of W. B. Yeats (formerly The Collected Edition of the Works of W. B. Yeats).

CW10

Later Articles and Reviews: Uncollected Articles, Reviews, and Radio Broadcasts Written after 1900, edited by Colton Johnson (New York: Scribner, 2000), volume X of The Collected Works of W. B. Yeats (formerly The Collected Edition of the Works of W. B. Yeats).

CW12

John Sherman and Dhoya, edited by Richard J. Finneran (New York: Macmillan, 1991), volume XII of The Collected Works of W. B. Yeats (formerly The Collected Edition of the Works of W. B. Yeats).

CW13

A Vision: The Original 1925 Version, edited by Catherine E. Paul and Margaret Mills Harper (New York: Scribner 2008), Vol. XIII of The Collected Works of W. B. Yeats (formerly The Collected Edition of the Works of W. B. Yeats).

CWVP1–8

The Collected Works in Verse and Prose of William Butler Yeats (Stratford-on-Avon: The Shakespeare Head Press, 1908), 8 vols.

DC

Druid Craft: The Writing of The Shadowy Waters, Manuscripts of W. B. Yeats, transcribed, edited and with a commentary by Michael J. Sidnell, George P. Mayhew and David R. Clark (Amherst: The University of Massachusetts Press, 1971).

Diaries

Lady Gregory’s Diaries 1892–1902, edited by James Pethica (Gerrards Cross: Colin Smythe, 1996).

E&I

Essays and Introductions (London and New York: Macmillan, 1961).

Emory

Books and Manuscripts in the Robert W. Woodruff Library, Emory University.

Ex

Explorations, sel. Mrs W. B. Yeats (London: Macmillan, 1962; New York: Macmillan, 1963).

FFTIP

Fairy and Folk Tales of the Irish Peasantry. Edited and selected by W. B. Yeats (London: Walter Scott, Ltd., 1888).

G-YL

The Gonne-Yeats Letters 1893–1938: Always Your Friend, edited by Anna MacBride White and A. Norman Jeffares (London: Hutchinson, 1992).

Harvard

Manuscript, Houghton Library, Harvard University.

HRHRC

Books and Manuscripts, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, University of Texas at Austin.

I&R

W. B. Yeats: Interviews and Recollections, edited by E. H. Mikhail (London: Macmillan, 1977), 2 vols.

IFT

Irish Fairy Tales, edited with an introduction by W. B. Yeats (London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1892).

J

W. B. Yeats: A Classified Bibliography of Criticism, 2nd ed., revised and enlarged by K. P. S. Jochum (Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 1990). Item nos. or page no. preceded by ‘p.’

JBYL

Letters to his Son W. B. Yeats and Others 1869–1922 by J.B. Yeats, edited with a Memoir by Joseph Hone and a Preface by Oliver Elton (London: Faber & Faber, 1944).

Kansas

Manuscripts in the Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas, Lawrence.

L

The Letters of W. B. Yeats, edited by Allan Wade (London: Rupert Hart-Davis, 1954; New York: Macmillan, 1955).

LBP

Letters from Bedford Park: A Selection from the Correspondence (1890–1901) of John Butler Yeats, edited with an introduction and notes by William M. Murphy (Dublin: The Cuala Press, 1972).

LDW

Letters on Poetry from W. B. Yeats to Dorothy Wellesley, intro. Kathleen Raine (London and New York: Oxford University Press, 1964).

Life 1

W. B. Yeats: A Life, I: The Apprentice Mage, by R. F. Foster (Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 1997).

Life 2

W. B. Yeats: A Life, II: The Arch-Poet, by R. F. Foster (Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2003).

Lilly

Manuscript in the Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington.

LJQ

The Letters of John Quinn to W. B. Yeats, edited by Alan B. Himber, with the assistance of George Mills Harper (Ann Arbor: UMI Research Press, 1983).

LMR

‘Ah, Sweet Dancer’: W. B. Yeats and Margot Ruddock, A Correspondence, edited by Roger McHugh (London and New York: Macmillan, 1970).

LNI

Letters to the New Island, by William Butler Yeats, edited and with an introduction by Horace Reynolds (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1934).

LRB

The Correspondence of Robert Bridges and W. B. Yeats, edited by Richard J. Finneran (London: Macmillan, 1977; Toronto: Macmillan of Canada, 1978).

LTWBY1, 2

Letters to W. B. Yeats, edited by Richard J. Finneran, George Mills Harper and William M. Murphy, with the assistance of Alan B. Himber (London: Macmillan; New York: Columbia University Press, 1977), 2 vols.

MBY

Manuscript in the collection of Michael Butler Yeats.

McGarry

Places Names in the Writings of W. B. Yeats, by James P. McGarry, edited with additional material by Edward Malins and a Preface by Kathleen Raine (Gerrards Cross: Colin Smythe, Ltd., 1976).

Mem

Memoirs: AutobiographyFirst Draft: Journal, transcribed and edited by Denis Donoghue (London: Macmillan, 1972; New York: Macmillan, 1973).

Myth

Mythologies (London and New York: Macmillan, 1959).

Myth 2005

Mythologies, edited by Warwick Gould and Deirdre Toomey (Houndmills, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005).

MYV1, 2

The Making of Yeats’s ‘A Vision’: A Study of the Automatic Script, by George Mills Harper (London: Macmillan; Carbondale and Edwardsville: Southern Illinois University Press, 1987), 2 vols.

NLI

Manuscripts in the National Library of Ireland, Dublin.

NLS

Manuscripts in the National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh.

NYPL

Manuscripts in the New York Public Library.

Norwood

Manuscripts, Norwood Historical Society, Day House, Norwood, Mass.

OBMV

The Oxford Book of Modern Verse 1895–1935, chosen by W. B. Yeats (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1936).

Princeton

Manuscript in the Scribner Archive, Firestone Library, Princeton University.

Quinn Cat.

Complete Catalogue of the Library of John Quinn sold by auction in five parts [with printed prices] (New York: The Anderson Galleries, 1924), 2 vols.

SB

The Speckled Bird by William Butler Yeats: An Autobiographical Novel with Variant Versions: New Edition, Incorporating Recently Discovered Manuscripts, edited and annotated by William H. O’Donnell (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2003).

SQ

A Servant of the Queen: Reminiscences, by Maud Gonne MacBride, edited by A. Norman Jeffares and Anna MacBride White (Gerrards Cross: Colin Smythe, 1994).

SS

The Senate Speeches of W. B. Yeats, edited by Donald R. Pearce (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1960; London: Faber & Faber, 1961).

TB

Theatre Business: The Correspondence of the First Abbey Theatre Directors: William Butler Yeats, Lady Gregory and J. M. Synge, edited by Ann Saddlemyer (Gerrards Cross: Colin Smythe; University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1982).

TSMC

W. B. Yeats and T. Sturge Moore: Their Correspondence, 1901–1937, edited by Ursula Bridge (London: Routledge & Kegan Paul; New York: Oxford University Press, 1953).

UP1

Uncollected Prose by W. B. Yeats, Vol. I, edited by John P. Frayne (London: Macmillan; New York: Columbia University Press, 1970).

UP2

Uncollected Prose by W. B. Yeats, Vol. 2, edited by John P. Frayne and Colton Johnson (London: Macmillan, 1975; New York: Columbia University Press, 1976).

VBWI

Visions and Beliefs in the West of Ireland, collected and arranged by Lady Gregory: with two Essays and Notes by W. B. Yeats with a foreword by Elizabeth Coxhead (Gerrards Cross: Colin Smythe, Ltd.; New York: Oxford University Press, 1970).

VP

The Variorum Edition of the Poems of W. B. Yeats, edited by Peter Allt and Russell K. Alspach (New York: The Macmillan Company, 1957). Cited from the corrected third printing of 1966.

VPl

The Variorum Edition of the Plays of W. B. Yeats, edited by Russell K. Alspach, assisted by Catherine C. Alspach (London and New York: Macmillan, 1966). Cited from the corrected second printing of 1966.

VSR

The Secret Rose, Stories by W. B. Yeats: A Variorum Edition, edited by Warwick Gould, Phillip L. Marcus and Michael J. Sidnell (London: Macmillan, 1992). 2nd ed., revised and enlarged.

Wade

Allan Wade, A Bibliography of the Writings of W. B. Yeats, 3rd ed., revised by Russell K. Alspach (London: Rupert Hart-Davis, 1968). Cited by item no. and/or page no. preceded by ‘p’..

WWB1, 2, 3

The Works of William Blake Poetic, Symbolic, and Critical, edited with lithographs of the illustrated ‘Prophetic Books’, and a memoir and interpretation by Edwin John Ellis and William Butler Yeats (London: Bernard Quaritch, 1893), 3 vols.

YA1, 2, etc.

Yeats Annual (London: Macmillan, 1–17, 1982–2007; Cambridge: Open Book Publishers nos. 18-), https://www.openbookpublishers.com/section/39/1. Cited by no.

YAACTS

Yeats: An Annual of Critical and Textual Studies, edited by Richard J. Finneran (publishers vary, 1983–99). Cited by no.

YGYL

W. B. Yeats and George Yeats: The Letters, edited by Ann Saddlemyer (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011).

YL

Edward O’Shea, A Descriptive Catalogue of W. B. Yeats’s Library (New York and London: Garland Publishing, 1985).

YO

Yeats and the Occult, edited by George Mills Harper (Toronto: Macmillan of Canada; Niagara Falls, New York: Maclean-Hunter Press, 1975).

YP

Yeats’s Poems, edited and annotated by A. Norman Jeffares, with an Appendix by Warwick Gould (London: Macmillan, 1989). Cited from the second, revised edition of 1991.

YT

Yeats and the Theatre, edited by Robert O’Driscoll and Lorna Reynolds (Toronto: Macmillan of Canada; Niagara Falls, New York: Maclean-Hunter Press, 1975).

YVP1, 2, 3, 4

Yeats’s Vision Papers (London: Macmillan, 1992; Palgrave 2001), George Mills Harper (General Editor) assisted by Mary Jane Harper, Vol.1: The Automatic Script: 5 November 1917–18 June 1918, edited by Steve L. Adams, Barbara J. Frieling and Sandra L. Sprayberry; Vol. 2: The Automatic Script: 25 June 1918–29 March 1920, edited by Steve L. Adams, Barbara J. Frieling and Sandra L. Sprayberry; Vol. 3: Sleep and Dream Notebooks, Vision Notebooks 1 and 2, Card File, edited by Robert Anthony Martinich and Margaret Mills Harper; Vol. 4: ‘The Discoveries of Michael Robartes’ Version B [‘The Great Wheel’ and ‘The Twenty-Eight Embodiments’], edited by George Mills Harper and Margaret Mills Harper assisted by Richard W. Stoops, Jr.