The King of the Great Clock Tower, Commentaries, and Poems.Dublin: The Cuala Press, 1934 Stock Code: 132517
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 white cloth-backed blue boards, printed paper label to spine, front cover lettered in black. With the glassine jacket.
Woodcut title device in red by Robert Gregory.
A fine copy in the rare glassine.
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