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117891
(YEATS, W. B.) BAX, Clifford (ed.)

Florence Farr, Bernard Shaw and W. B. Yeats.

Availability: In stock

Published: Dublin The Cuala Press, 1941

Stock Code: 117891

£750
signed
OR On display in 43 Dover Street

Notes

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), 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 Shaw than Yeats, for whom she was more muse than lover).

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Description

Octavo. Original white cloth-backed blue boards, printed paper label to spine, title to front board black, blue endpapers, pages uncut.

Illustrations

Vignette illustration to title page.

Condition

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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