A LAMENT FOR ART O'LEARY. Eileen O'Connell.
A LAMENT FOR ART O'LEARY.
A LAMENT FOR ART O'LEARY.
A LAMENT FOR ART O'LEARY.

A LAMENT FOR ART O'LEARY.

Translated from the Irish by Frank O'Connor, with six illustrations by Jack B. Yeats. Pp. [20], the decorative pressmark on title page, 5 plates and a pictorial tailpiece all coloured by hand and with loosely inserted tissue guards, limitation page printed in red; impl. 8vo; qr. natural linen with printed paper title label on spine, blue papered boards, upper board lettered in black, a couple of small damp stains to the cloth, fore-corners of boards faintly bruised; uncut and partly unopened; original glassine wrapper, with edition number added by hand, edges chipped and split; The Cuala Press, Dublin, 1940. Edition limited to 130 numbered copies. *With the original prospectus loosely inserted. The illustrations were hand coloured by Eileen Colum and Kathleen Banfield. The decorative pressmark on the title page (Lone Tree in an Irish Landscape), was designed by Elizabeth Corbett Yeats, the co-founder of the Cuala Press, who died early in 1940. The Lament for Art O'Leary is an 18th century poem extemporized in the Irish tradition of keening or lamenting by the eponymous O'Leary's widow, Eileen O'Connell. Item #135952

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