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YEATS, W. B.

October Blast: Poems.

Availability: In stock

Published: Dublin The Cuala Press, 1927

Stock Code: 131782

£2,750
OR On display in 100 Fulham Road

Notes

First edition, first impression, one of 350 copies printed by Elizabeth Yeats in June 1927, the dust jacket numbered 92 in pencil on the front panel. This collection contain the first publication of "Sailing to Byzantium", and "Among School Children", and also contains "The Tower" (first published in The Criterion in June 1927). The Cuala Press was one half of the Cuala Industries, a co-operative business run with Lily 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 original numbered jacket are notably uncommon.

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Description

Octavo, pp. 30. Original white linen-backed pale blue paper-covered boards, paper label to spine printed in black, front cover lettered in black, pale blue endpapers, partially unopened. With the plain paper dust jacket.

Illustrations

Title page vignette by T. Sturge Moore.

Condition

Touch of browning to board edges, faint browning to endpapers; a near-fine copy in the soiled jacket with a couple of nicks and chips to edges, short closed tear to foot of rear panel.

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