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  1. Florence Farr, Bernard Shaw and W. B. Yeats.
    (YEATS, W. B.) BAX, Clifford (ed.) Florence Farr, Bernard Shaw and W. B. Yeats.

    Dublin : 1941

    First edition, first impression, presentation copy from Georgie Yeats, number 17 of 500 copies. This copy has a Cuala Press compliments slip inscribed "Sent at the request of Mrs W. B. Yeats" and also two pieces of Cuala ephemera: one Cuala Press advertisement for the Broadsides New Series, and a card reprinting from A Broadside "The Midland Toast:... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 117891

  2. Florence Farr, Bernard Shaw and W. B. Yeats.
    (YEATS, W. B.) BAX, Clifford (ed.) Florence Farr, Bernard Shaw and W. B. Yeats.

    Dublin : 1941

    First edition, first impression. Number 386 of 500 copies. A collection of letters from Shaw and Yeats to Florence Farr (1860-1917), a London-based actress of great beauty and dynamism. She was deeply involved with both Yeats and Bernard Shaw, both theatrically (acting in plays written by them, often specifically for her) and romantically (more with... Learn More
    £275.00

    Stock Code: 112230

  3. 146003comp
    CUALA PRESS: HARMSWORTH, Cecil. A Little Fishing Book.

    Dublin : 1930

    First edition, first impression, presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the first blank to a fellow Liberal politician: "Hubert Carr-Gomm, with kindest regards, from Cecil Harmsworth July 1931", accompanied by an autograph letter signed from the author to Carr-Gomm, dated 10 July 1931. He writes, "My dear Hubert, While I think of it, here is... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 146003

  4. A Broadside: No. 3 (New Series).
    CUALA PRESS: YEATS, W. B., & Dorothy Wellesley (eds.) A Broadside: No. 3 (New Series).

    Dublin : March 1937

    First edition, one of 300 copies printed, of this attractive Cuala Press publication. Yeats's "The Three Bushes" was first published just two months prior in The London Mercury.

    The Cuala Press Broadsides were issued monthly, with a bound set of the collected issues published at the end of the year in a smaller edition. The first series ran from... Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 140544

  5. A Woman's Reliquary.
    DOWDEN, Edward. A Woman's Reliquary.

    Churchtown, Dundrum : 1913

    First edition, first impression. Edward Dowden (1843-1913) was an Irish literary critic, Shakespeare scholar, and poet, and this collection of his poems was published pseudonymously. The editor, Elizabeth Yeats, has inscribed this copy "To Philip & Sophia Miller friends of - Edward & Elizabeth Dowden - this little book is given with many memories, April... Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 63336

  6. Selections from the Writings.
    DUNSANY, Lord. Selections from the Writings.

    Dundrum : 1912

    First edition thus, first impression, one of 250 copies. Lord Dunsany, "unquestionably one of the most important writers of heroic fantasy of the century" was a friend of W. B. Yeats's through their mutual involvement in the Abbey Theatre, where Dunsany's first contribution to the to the Irish theatre movement, The Glittering Gate, was performed in... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 139300

  7. [Letters].
    FARR, Florence, Bernard Shaw & W. B. Yeats. [Letters].

    1941

    First edition, first impression; one of a limited 500 numbered copies. Florence Farr (1860-1917), a London-based actress of great beauty and dynamism, was deeply involved with both Yeats and Bernard Shaw, both theatrically (acting in plays written by them, often specifically for her) and romantically (more with Shaw than Yeats, for whom she was more... Learn More
    £225.00

    Stock Code: 50435

  8. Wild Apples. With a Preface by William Butler Yeats.
    GOGARTY, Oliver. Wild Apples. With a Preface by William Butler Yeats.

    Dublin : 1930

    First edition thus (preceded by the 1926 private edition of 50 copies which did not include Yeats's preface) this one of 250 copies of this second selection by Yeats of the poems of Oliver Gogarty, likened by him in his opening poem, The Crab Tree, to "a tart crop" of wild apples. Learn More
    £150.00

    Stock Code: 83989

  9. Notes from the Land of the Dead.
    KINSELLA, Thomas. Notes from the Land of the Dead.

    Dublin : 1972

    First edition, first impression. One of a limited edition of 500 numbered copies. Learn More
    £100.00

    Stock Code: 63830

  10. The Last Ditch.
    MACNEICE, Louis. The Last Ditch.

    Dublin : 1940

    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 72283

  11. Poems. Selected by Lennox Robinson.
    PARNELL, Thomas. Poems. Selected by Lennox Robinson.

    Dublin : 1927

    First edition, first impression, one of only 200 copies, of this selection of poetry by Thomas Parnell (1678-1718), friend of Pope and Swift, and ancestor of Yeats's infamous political hero Charles Stewart Parnell. With an introductory essay by Lennox Robinson. Learn More
    £150.00

    Stock Code: 83967

  12. Certain Noble Plays of Japan: From the Manuscripts of Ernest Fenollosa.
    POUND, Ezra, & W. B. Yeats (eds.); FENOLLOSA, Ernest. Certain Noble Plays of Japan: From the Manuscripts of Ernest Fenollosa.

    Churchtown, Dundrum : 1916

    First edition, first impression, number 277 of 350 copies printed by Elizabeth Yeats in September 1916. Fenollosa (1853-1908) was an American academic who became Curator of the Imperial Museum of Japan in 1888 and Curator of Oriental Art at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts in 1890. He was instrumental in promoting the study of Asian art in the west, and... Learn More
    £650.00

    Stock Code: 131792

  13. John M. Synge: A Few Personal Recollections, With Biographical Notes.
    SYNGE, John M. - MASEFIELD, John. John M. Synge: A Few Personal Recollections, With Biographical Notes.

    Churchtown, Dundrum : 1915

    First edition, first impression, of Masefield's recollections of his friend J. M. Synge, who died in 1909; from a numbered limited edition of 350 copies. This copy is from the Garvan Collection on Ireland, with the bookplate and shelfmark annotation to title page verso in pencil. Learn More
    £225.00

    Stock Code: 83957

  14. Passages from the Letters: Selected by Ezra Pound.
    YEATS, John Butler. Passages from the Letters: Selected by Ezra Pound.

    Churchtown, Dundrum : 1917, 1920

    First editions, first impressions, both limited to 400 copies, of these two at-times-epigrammatic selections from the letters of artist John Butler Yeats (1839-1922) to his son the poet William Butler Yeats. The first collection, selected by Ezra Pound, deals with letters 1911-1916, the second, by Lennox Robinson, selects those from 1916-1920. Yeats's... Learn More
    £400.00

    Stock Code: 83956

  15. In the Seven Woods:
    YEATS, W. B. In the Seven Woods:

    Dundrum : 1903

    First edition, first impression, one of 325 copies, of the first title printed at the Dun Emer Press, this an appealing association copy, from the library of Yeats's friend and business adviser Sydney Carlyle Cockerell (1867-1962), book collector and director of the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge (1908-37), with his ownership signature on the front... Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 147175

  16. October Blast.
    YEATS, W. B. October Blast.

    Dublin : 1927

    First edition, first impression, one of 350 copies. October Blast was published in August 1927; it contains the first appearance of "Sailing to Byzantium" in print. Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 147185

  17. The Wild Swans at Coole.
    YEATS, W. B. The Wild Swans at Coole.

    Dundrum : 1917

    First and limited edition, one of 400 copies. One of Yeats's major poetry collections, the title was printed by Yeats's sister, Elizabeth Corbet. The collection includes the much-loved title poem, alongside one of his most enduring poems, "An Irish Airman Foresees his Death".

    The Cuala Press, a co-operative business with Lily Yeats, was founded... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 143926

  18. Michael Robartes and the Dancer.
    YEATS, W. B. Michael Robartes and the Dancer.

    Dundrum : 1920

    First edition, first impression, one of 400 copies printed and now very scarce. The significant English composer and co-founder of the original Glastonbury Festivals Rutland Boughton's copy, with his ownership inscription "R. Boughton, Glastonbury" to first blank and matching purple ink stamp to the title page.

    Rutland Boughton (1878-1960) remains... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 143925

  19. Some Passages from the Letters of AE to W. B. Yeats.
    YEATS, W. B. Some Passages from the Letters of AE to W. B. Yeats.

    Dublin : 1936

    First edition, first impression; one of 300 copies. Letters to Yeats from his lifelong friend "AE" (Dublin-based mystical poet and painter George Russell: 1867 - 1935), between 1896 and 1932, collected and published in the year after his death. This copy bears some scholarly annotations in pencil. Learn More
    £275.00

    Stock Code: 83423

  20. Mosada.
    YEATS, W. B. Mosada.

    Dublin : October 1943

    First Cuala press edition, limited issue. Number 40 of 50 copies, and, though uncalled for, this copy is signed by "George" Hyde-Lees, (1892-1968), the author's wife. Mosada was Yeats's first published work, and was first published in 1886 as an offprint from the Dublin University Review. That edition, of around 100 copies, is now "exceedingly rare"... Learn More
    £4,000.00

    Stock Code: 143922

  21. The Death of Synge, and other passages from an old diary.
    YEATS, W. B. The Death of Synge, and other passages from an old diary.

    Dublin : 1928

    First edition, first impression; 400 copies printed. Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 84001

  22. The King of the Great Clock Tower, Commentaries, and Poems.
    YEATS, W. B. The King of the Great Clock Tower, Commentaries, and Poems.

    Dublin : 1934

    First edition, first impression, one of 400 copies. The Cuala Press was one half of the Cuala Industries, a co-operative business run by Lily and Elizabeth Yeats. Cuala Industries was founded with the aim of reviving the craft of book printing in Ireland and "to give work to Irish girls" (McMurtrie, p. 472). The press's "clearly legible, slender volumes... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 132517

  23. Stories of Michael Robartes and His Friends:
    YEATS, W. B. Stories of Michael Robartes and His Friends:

    Dublin : 1931

    First edition, first impression, of Yeats's occult work, one of only 450 copies, printed by his sister Elizabeth and published on All Hallow's Eve. The Cuala Press was one half of the Cuala Industries, a co-operative business run by Lily and Elizabeth Yeats. Cuala Industries was founded with the aim of reviving the craft of book printing in Ireland... Learn More
    £450.00

    Stock Code: 132516

  24. The Cat and the Moon and certain Poems.
    YEATS, W. B. The Cat and the Moon and certain Poems.

    Dublin : 1924

    First edition, first impression, one of 500 copies printed by Elizabeth Yeats in May 1924. This is the first appearance of "The Cat and the Moon", "Leda and the Swan" and "The Lover Speaks". The Cuala Press was one half of the Cuala Industries, a co-operative business run by Lily and Elizabeth Yeats. Cuala Industries was founded with the aim of reviving... Learn More
    £950.00

    Stock Code: 131789

  25. Words for Music Perhaps and Other Poems.
    YEATS, W. B. Words for Music Perhaps and Other Poems.

    Dublin : 1932

    First edition, first impression, one of 450 copies printed by Elizabeth Yeats in November 1932. This collection includes Yeats's Byzantium and the Crazy Jane poems. The Cuala Press was one half of the Cuala Industries, a co-operative business run by Lily and Elizabeth Yeats. Cuala Industries was founded with the aim of reviving the craft of book printing... Learn More
    £600.00

    Stock Code: 131775

  26. Dramatis Personae.
    YEATS, W. B. Dramatis Personae.

    Dublin : 1935

    First edition, first impression, one of 400 copies printed by Elizabeth Yeats in December 1935, with the errata slip laid in. The included memoirs first appeared in The London Mercury in November and December of that year. The Cuala Press was one half of the Cuala Industries, a co-operative business run by Lily and Elizabeth Yeats. Cuala Industries... Learn More
    £450.00

    Stock Code: 131774

  27. The Death of Synge, and other passages from an old diary.
    YEATS, W. B. The Death of Synge, and other passages from an old diary.

    Dublin : 1928

    First edition, first impression, one of 400 copies. The Cuala Press was one half of the Cuala Industries, a co-operative business run by Lily and Elizabeth Yeats. Cuala Industries was founded with the aim of reviving the craft of book printing in Ireland and "to give work to Irish girls" (McMurtrie, p. 472). The press's "clearly legible, slender volumes... Learn More
    £275.00

    Stock Code: 112249

  28. A complete set of the Dun Emer Press books.
    YEATS, W. B. A complete set of the Dun Emer Press books.

    Dundrum, Dublin : 1903-7

    An attractive complete set of the books issued by the Dun Emer Press, the private press established by Yeats's sisters that played a central part in the Celtic Revival. The poet acted as literary editor and subsidised its productions; a number of the publications are Yeats first editions. "In 1902, when Lily Yeats and her sister, Elizabeth, were invited... Learn More
    £4,250.00

    Stock Code: 102604

  29. A Packet for Ezra Pound.
    YEATS, W. B. A Packet for Ezra Pound.

    Dublin : 1929

    First edition, first impression; one of only 425 copies. Yeats's Packet for Ezra Pound presents one side of an intriguingly unlikely literary and personal friendship; Yeats, who lived with Pound more than once (first in Ashdown Forest, where Pound's ostensibly secretarial status produced the drastic renovation of Yeats's poetic style in his 1914 collection... Learn More
    £675.00

    Stock Code: 84605

  30. Wild Apples.
    YEATS, W. B. (pref.); GOGARTY, Oliver. Wild Apples.

    Dublin : 1930

    First edition thus. This is one of 250 copies of this second selection by Yeats of the poems of Oliver Gogarty, likened by him in his opening poem, The Crab Tree, to "a tart crop" of wild apples. It was preceded by the 1926 private edition of 50 copies which did not include Yeats's preface. Learn More
    £175.00

    Stock Code: 132515

  31. The Love Songs of Connacht.
    YEATS, W. B. (pref.); HYDE, Douglas (trans.) The Love Songs of Connacht.

    Dundrum : 1904

    First edition, first impression, one of 300 copies only, this copy has a rare single-sheet prospectus advertising the press, dated January 1905, loosely inserted. This is the third of 11 books published by Yeats and his sister Elizabeth under this imprint, renamed the Cuala Press in 1908, after the Gaelic name of the south Dublin area before the Norman... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 144499

  32. Some Memories of W. B. Yeats.
    YEATS, W. B. - MASEFIELD, John. Some Memories of W. B. Yeats.

    Dublin : 1940

    First edition and limited edition, number 13 of 370 copies. "A crucial event of these early years was Masefield's meeting with W. B. Yeats in 1900, and through him with J. M. Synge in 1903. With Yeats he found literary companionship and an entry into the literary world. Soon after, in 1901, he became a full-time writer" (ODNB). Learn More
    £325.00

    Stock Code: 84853

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