Welcome to Peter Harrington Books

131778 131778_1
131778
YEATS, W. B.

Some Passages from the Letters of AE to W. B. Yeats.

Availability: In stock

Published: Dublin The Cuala Press, 1936

Stock Code: 131778

£350
OR On display in 100 Fulham Road

Notes

First edition, first impression, one of 300 copies printed by Elizabeth Yeats in August 1936. The volume contains letters to Yeats from his lifelong friend "AE", the Dublin-based mystical poet and painter George Russell (1867-1935), between 1896 and 1932, collected and published in the year after his death. 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 fragile glassine jacket are notably uncommon.

Confused? Read our glossary

Description

Octavo. Original white cloth-backed blue 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 printed in red.

Condition

Original receipt dated September 1936 from the Cluna Studio, Dublin, loosely inserted. Tiny bump to bottom tip of front board; else a fine copy in the glassine with tiny nicks and creasing to bottom edge.

Delivery

With the exception of framed items*, Peter Harrington offers free delivery on all UK orders of rare books, maps and prints placed through this website. Delivery to USA and the rest of the world is similarly free for orders over £200. View Full Details

DO YOU HAVE A BOOK TO SELL?
OR
CAN’T FIND THE BOOK YOU’RE LOOKING FOR?

Contact us with details of the book you are interested in or selling and we will contact you

Sell Old Books Help me find a book

Peter Harrington Limited. Registered office: WSM Services Limited, Connect House, 133-137 Alexandra Road, Wimbledon, LONDON SW19 7JY.
Registered in England and Wales No:3609982 Copyright © 2018, Peter Harrington. All rights reserved.

credit cards logo