Words for Music Perhaps and Other Poems.Dublin: The Cuala Press, 1932 Stock Code: 131775
First edition, first impression, one of 450 copies printed by Elizabeth Yeats in November 1932. This collection includes Yeats's Byzantium and the Crazy Jane poems. 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). Copies in the fragile glassine jacket are notably uncommon.
Octavo. Original white linen-backed blue paper-covered boards, paper label to spine printed in black, front cover lettered in black, blue endpapers, edges untrimmed. With the glassine jacket.
Frontispiece vignette by T. Sturge Moore in red.
Front board a little bowed; else a fine copy in the scarce and remarkably bright glassine with short closed tear to head of front panel and a couple of nicks to bottom edge.
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