The Death of Synge, and other passages from an old diary.Dublin: The Cuala Press, 1928 Stock Code: 112249
First edition, first impression, one of 400 copies. 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).
Octavo. Original buff cloth-backed grey boards, printed paper label to spine, title black to front board, grey endpapers, some pages uncut. With the unprinted dust jacket.
An excellent copy in the slightly torn and chipped jacket.
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