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Plays for an Irish Theatre.

Volume 1: Where There is Nothing. Volume 2: The Hour-Glass, Cathleen Ni Houlihan, The Pot of Broth. Volume 3: The King's Threshold, On Baile's Strand. Volume 4: The Well of the Saints, by J. M. Synge, with an Introduction by W. B. Yeats. Volume 5: Dierdre.

Published: London: A. H. Bullen, (Volume 5 also Dublin: Maunsel & Co., Ltd.,) 1903, 1904, 1904, 1905, 1907

Stock code: 83992

Price: £650

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First edition thus, the complete set of Plays for an Irish Theatre; volumes 1-3 are the first UK editions of six of Yeats’s plays, volume 4 is the first UK edition of Synge’s play “The Well of the Saints”, and volume 5 the first edition Yeats’s play “Deirdre”. Scarce complete.

5 volumes, octavo. Original green cloth backed boards, pale blue paper sides, white paper title label to spines. Spines and corners rubbed, general light tanning and a few marks to covers, some spotting or tanning to early and late leaves; overall a good sound set.

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