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YEATS, W. B.

Stories of Michael Robartes and His Friends:

An extract from a record made by his pupils: and a play in prose by W.B. Yeats.

Dublin, The Cuala Press, 1931 Stock Code: 132516
£450.00
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Notes

First edition, first impression, of Yeats's occult work, one of only 450 copies, printed by his sister Elizabeth and published on All Hallow's Eve. The Cuala Press was one half of the Cuala Industries, a co-operative business run by Lily and Elizabeth 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).

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Description

Octavo. Original white cloth-backed blue paper boards, printed paper label to spine, front cover lettered in black. With the dust jacket.

Illustrations

Woodcut to title page by Edmund Dulac and two other woodcut plates.

Condition

A fine copy in the rare jacket.

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