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YEATS, W. B.

Dramatis Personae.

Dublin, The Cuala Press, 1935 Stock Code: 131774
£450.00
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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 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 with their distinctive paper labels may be seen as the sole survivors of the handcrafted ideal established in 1900 by Walker and T. J. Cobden-Sanderson's Doves Press" (ODNB). Copies in the fragile glassine jacket are notably uncommon.

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Description

Octavo. Original white linen-backed blue paper-covered boards, paper label to spine printed in black, front cover lettered in black, blue endpapers, unopened. With the glassine jacket.

Illustrations

Title page vignette by T. Sturge Moore.

Condition

Note loosely inserted advertising a Gramophone recording of James Joyce reading the last four pages of Anna Livia Plurabelle. Small dent to top edge of front board, very faint foxing to endpapers; else a fine copy in the scarce glassine wrapper with a couple of nicks and chips to extremities.

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