Cuala Industries. ; Cuala Press.

Published by [Churchtown, Dundrum] : [Cuala Press] N.D.
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No Date [ca 1910? ]. Presume 1st edition. Original illustrated single fold pamphlet, 16mo, [4] pages. 18 cm. Describes the location and hours of the workrooms and lists articles for sale. One page lists the work of Cuala Industries, chiefly Embroidery by Lily Yeats, while another page describes the work of the Cuala Press: "HAND PRESS - - Elizabeth C. Yeats. We print and publish books by Irish Authors, Editor of the Press, W. B. YEATS. Also Hand-Colored prints from Drawings by JACK B. YEATS. Bookplates, and Illuminated Poems" (pages [2-3]) . The Cuala Press was an "Irish private press set up in 1908 by Elizabeth Yeats with support from her brother William Butler Yeats that played an important role in the Celtic Revival of the early 20th century…. In 1902, Elizabeth Yeats and her sister Lily joined their friend Evelyn Gleeson in the establishment of a craft studio near Dublin which they named Dun Emer. Dun Emer became a focus of the burgeoning Irish Arts and Crafts Movement, specializing in printing, embroidery, and rug and tapestry-making. Elizabeth Yeats ran the printing operation, and Lily managed the needlework department. In 1904, the operation was reorganized into two parts, the Dun Emer Guild run by Gleeson and Dun Emer Industries under the direction of the Yeats sisters, and in 1908 the groups separated completely. Gleeson retained the Dun Emer name, and the Yeats sisters established Cuala Industries at nearby Churchtown, which ran the Cuala Press and an embroidery workshop. It was intended that the new press would produce work by writers associated with the Irish Literary Revival. They ended up publishing over 70 titles in total, including 48 by William Butler Yeats. The press closed in 1946. The Cuala was unusual in that it was the only Arts and Crafts press to be run and staffed by women and the only one that published new work rather than established classics. In addition to Yeats, Cuala published works by Ezra Pound, Jack B. Yeats, Robin Flower, Elizabeth Bowen, Oliver St John Gogarty, Lady Gregory, Douglas Hyde, Lionel Johnson, Patrick Kavanagh, Louis MacNeice, John Masefield, Frank O'Connor, John Millington Synge, John Butler Yeats, Rabindranath Tagore and others. " (Wikipedia, 2015) . Exceedingly Rare, with OCLC/Worldcat lists only 2 copies worldwide (U of Kansas Rare Book Collection & UNC Chapel Hill) . Very Good+ Condition, an outstanding copy. Extremely Rare. (KH-5-58) Irish1. Bookseller Inventory #

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Publisher: [Churchtown, Dundrum] : [Cuala Press] N.D.
Binding: Paperback

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