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YEATS. Jack B. (illus.); SYNGE, John Millington.
The Aran Islands.
Dublin & London: Maunsel & Co., Ltd.; Elkin Mathews, 1907. Large octavo. Original beige buckram, titles and ruling in gilt to spine and front board, untrimmed. A couple of small stains to spine and front board, a little rubbed, the binding otherwise bright and firm, faint toning and foxing to endpapers, discreet numerical annotations to rear pastedown, internally clean; a fresh copy. 12 hand-coloured illustrations by Jack B. Yeats. Signed limited edition, number 18 of 100 large paper copies signed by Synge and Yeats, and with plates hand-coloured by the artist. This book, based on the author's annual visits to the islands prompted by W. B. Yeats, would become the "the great prose manifesto of the Irish literary revival" (ODNB). From the Penzance Library, the only independent library of Cornwall, established in 1818 in Penzance's Morrab Gardens, and now the Morrab Library, with the debossed stamps (with occasional neat perforation) of the Penzance Library to title, page 100 and the last page (not affecting any illustrated plates). [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]
Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA/ ILAB. [London, United Kingdom]

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