Florence Farr, Bernard Shaw and W. B. Yeats.Dublin: The Cuala Press, 1941 Stock Code: 117891
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: Long road and stoney ditches / And here's to nice girls / And to hell with riches" beneath a coloured woodcut by Jack Yeats. This publication is a collection of letters from Shaw and Yeats to Florence Farr (1860-1917). Farr was an actress, director, journalist, women's rights activist, and chief adept of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. She attended Queen's College, the first woman's college in England, and alongside this work and a second novel published several academic texts on occult history and literary theory, and a feminist treatise, Modern Woman: Her Intentions, in 1910.
Octavo. Original white cloth-backed blue boards, printed paper label to spine, title to front board black, blue endpapers, pages uncut.
Vignette illustration to title page.
Bookseller's ticket to rear pastedown. Spine label a little tanned and chipped, boards faded around the edges, but a sound copy, internally clean and generally very good.
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