Reveries Over Childhood & Youth
Brasch Collection PR5906 A37
Macmillan was like many other publishers in the early 20th century. They regarded the cloth cover as an integral part of the book and the designs commissioned quite often reflected the content. The results also helped sell the book. At the time, production processes were both good and bad; machine sewing and glues were stronger, while paper was often of poor quality. The binding design of this reprint of W. B. Yeats’s Reveries Over Childhood & Youth was executed by T. Sturge Moore (1870-1944), the English poet, wood-engraver under the tutelage of Charles Ricketts, dramatist and stage-designer. Moore – whose name is pressed on the front cover – designed a number of covers for Yeats’s later books and bookplates for his family.
W. B. Yeats, “Reveries Over Childhood & Youth,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed September 29, 2022, https://ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/7468.