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Cuala Press.
COLLECTION OF 32 BOOKS PUBLISHED BY THE CUALA PRESS FROM THE LIBRARY OF LILY YEATS. DUBLIN: CUALA PRESS, 1908-45, COMPRISING:
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Cuala Press.
COLLECTION OF 32 BOOKS PUBLISHED BY THE CUALA PRESS FROM THE LIBRARY OF LILY YEATS. DUBLIN: CUALA PRESS, 1908-45, COMPRISING:
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Cuala Press.
COLLECTION OF 32 BOOKS PUBLISHED BY THE CUALA PRESS FROM THE LIBRARY OF LILY YEATS. DUBLIN: CUALA PRESS, 1908-45, COMPRISING:

Yeats, W.B. and L. Johnson. Poetry and Ireland. 1908, [one of 250 copies], signed "Lily Yeats | 1908", unopened, [Miller 12; Wade 242]--Synge, J.M. Poems and Translations. 1909, one of 250 copies, signed "Lily Yeats | Dundrum | Dublin", unopened, [Miller 13; Wade 243]--Dunsany Lord. Selections. 1912, one of 250 copies, signed "Lily Yeats | Dundrum | Dublin", unopened, [Miller 17; Wade 247]--Dowden, E. A Woman's Reliquary. 1913, one of 300 copies, signed "Lily Yeats | Dundrum | Dublin", unopened, [Miller 19]--Tagore, R. The Post Office. 1914, number 2 of 400 copies, signed "Lily Yeats | Dundrum | Dublin", unopened, [Miller 21; Wade 268]--Masefield, J. John M. Synge. 1915, number 119 of 350 copies, signed "Lily Yeats | June 1st 1915: the | day of issue. | Dundrum | Co Dublin", unopened, [Miller 22; Errington A27(a)]--Fenollosa, E. Certain Noble Plays of Japan. 1916, number 7 of 350 copies, signed "Lily Yeats | Sep 15th 1916. | Dundrum | Dublin | Day of publication", unopened, [Miller 24; Wade 269]--Yeats, J.B. Passages from the Letters. 1917, one of 400 copies, signed "Lily Yeats | May Eve 1917 day of publication | Dundrum Dublin", [Miller 25]--Gregory, [I.A.] Lady. The Kiltartan Poetry Book. 1918, one of 400 copies, signed "Lily Yeats | 1918. | Nov 22nd - day of | publication | Cuala - Dublin", unopened, [Miller 27]--Yeats, J.B. Further Letters. 1920, one of 400 copies, signed "Lily Yeats | March 16th 1920 | Dundrum | Dublin", [Miller 29]--Yeats, J.B. Early Memories. 1923, one of 500 copies, signed "Lily Yeats | Oct 1923", unopened, [Miller 33; Wade 272], small tears to second preliminary blank--Gogarty, O. An Offering of Swans. 1923, one of 300 copies, signed "Lily Yeats | January 3rd 1923", unopened, [Miller 34; Wade 273]--Flower, R. Love's Bitter-Sweet. 1925, one of 500 copies, unopened, [Miller 37]--Parnell, T. Poems. 1927, one of 200 copies, unopened, [Miller 39]--Robinson, L. A Little Anthology of Modern Irish Verse. 1928, one of 300 copies, signed "Lily Yeats | Nov 27th 1928 | day of publication | Dublin", unopened, [Miller 42]--Moore, T. Lyrics and Satires. 1929, number 67 of 130 copies, unopened, [Miller 44]--O'Connor, F. The Wild Bird's Nest... 1932, one of 250 copies, unopened, [Miller 48]--Rossi, M.M. Pilgrimage in the West. 1933, one of 300 copies, unopened, [Miller 50]--"AE" [Russell, G.W.] Some Passages from the Letters of AE to W.B. Yeats. 1936, one of 300 copies, [Miller 56]--O'Connor, F. Lords and Commons. 1938, one of 250 copies, unopened, [Miller 60]--Gogarty, O. Elbow Room. 1939, one of 450 copies, [Miller 62]--MacNeice, L. The Last Ditch. 1940, one of 450 copies, [Miller 63]--Masefield, J. Some Memories of W.B. Yeats. 1940, number 172 of 370 copies, [Miller 66; Errington A129(a)]--MacDonagh, D. Veterans and other poems. 1941, number 76 of 270 copies, [Miller 67]--Bax, C. Ed. Florence Farr, Bernard Shaw and W.B. Yeats. 1941, number 10 of 500 copies, [Miller 68; Wade 327]--O'Connor, F. Three Tales. 1941, number 10 of 250 copies, [Miller 69]--Kavanagh, P. The Great Hunger. 1942, number 10 of 250 copies, glassine, [Miller 70]--Bowen, E. Seven Winters. 1942, number 10 of 450 copies, unopened, glassine, [Miller 71]--O'Connor, F. A Picture Book by Frank O'Connor illustrated by Elizabeth Rivers. 1943, number 19 of 480 copies, unopened, [Miller 73]--Gwilym, D.A. Selected Poems. 1944, number 9 of 280, unopened, glassine, [Miller 74]--Hutton, A. The Love Story of Thomas Davis. 1945, number 30 of 280 copies, glassine, [Miller 76]--Rivers, E. Stranger in Aran. 1946, number 52 of 280 copies, some illustrations hand-coloured, glassine [Miller 77]; all 8vo, original bindings, all but one in ?original unprinted dust-jackets or glassine, lily yeats' bookplate, occasional browning, some dust-jackets frayed at extremities or short tears (32)


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Provenance

from the library of Lily Yeats

Catalogue Note

This collection spans the life of Cuala and its founders. W.B. Yeats, Cuala's editor and inspiration, died in France in January 1939. Elizabeth Corbet Yeats, its printer, designer and manager, died a year later. Management of the press was taken over by Mrs. W.B. Yeats, assisted by F.R. Higgins whilst Lily Yeats probably helped to supervise the presswork. Despite the death of its principal founders, there was no significant decline in the quality of its list, with the first publication of Kavanagh's The Great Hunger in 1942 a major highlight.  Mrs. Yeats published no more books after Stranger in Aran in 1945, though she continued to issue cards and prints with the assistance of her daughter Anne. Lily Yeats died in 1949 and Mrs. Yeats survived until 1968.

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