Dundrum: The Dun Emer Press, 1906.
First edition. Original holland backed gray paper covered boardds, label on spine, printed in red. With wonderful autograph letter signed by Elizabeth Corbet Yeats laid in to the recipient, a publisher or close associate, and mentioning Emery Walker, co-founder of the Doves Press: "63 Longready Road, Earl Court, London. July 27, 1905. Dear Sir- Your letter and cheque has been forwarded to me here- I am of course very sorry that you do not wish for more than two copies of each of my books in the future- I had a long talk with Emery Walker of the Doves Press yesterday and we went through the M.S. Lady Gregory's book, "Saints and Wonders" and he think it will make a very god book indeed... " etc. One of 200 copies printed upon paper made in Ireland, and published by Elizabeth Corbet Yeats at the Dun Emer Press, in the house of Evelyn Gleeson at Dundrum in the County of Dublin, Ireland. Text printed in black and red. One engraved illustration printed in red. A monumental copy, almost no signs of wear. Rarely seen thus. Interestingly, an old clipping laid in at end dated and annotated in an unknown hand, "Boston Herald, March 9-18," with the caption: "Lady Gregory's Son Killed in Air Duel. The Dun Emer Press (1902-1908) was an Irish private press founded in 1902 by Elizabeth Corbet Yeats (1868-1940) and her brother William Butler Yeats (1865-1939). Part of the Celtic Revival, the press was named after Emer, a legendary figure in Irish mythology. In 1908, after the press had produced eleven titles, the different elements of the Dun Emer studio separated completely and the Yeats sisters left Dundrum and Elizabeth established the Cuala Press at Churchtown, Dublin.
Price: $1,250.00 Item #3854