YEATS, W. B.

On the Boiler.

Dublin: The Cuala Press, [1939] Stock Code: 139825
£250.00

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First trade edition, following the unprocurable privately printed edition published a year earlier in Dundrum. Only four copies of the Dundrum edition were issued when it was decided to reprint the book, all of which now reside in institutions.

Published just before Yeats's death in January 1939, On the Boiler contains several essays which illuminate some of Yeats's own reactionary and often controversial political views. It was published by the Cuala Press, one half of the Cuala Industries and a co-operative business run by Yeats's sisters Lily and Elizabeth. 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).

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Description

Quarto. Original blue wrappers, titles to cover in black, vignette by Jack B. Yeats in black.

Condition

Spine ends and extremities bumped, very small closed tear to base of spine, edges creased and very slightly toned, but covers clean, with occasional spots to text; a very good copy.

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