A Book of Saints and Wonders Put Down Here by Lady Gregory According to the Old Writings and the Memory of the People of Ireland
[ Gregory, Isabella Augusta].

Dundrum: The Dun Emer Press, 1905. 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. Slight offsetting to first few leaves. Intermittent very light foxing. Edges slightly toned. Ink signature of Elizabeth Yeats tipped in to preliminary leaf. Pages untrimmed. Very minor soiling to boards, else a near fine copy. Clothbacked gray boards. Octavo. [18], 99, [1] pp. (Item ID: 16352)


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, the legendary wife of the hero Cú Chulainn in Irish mythology. The Dun Emer Press produced limited editions of books, printed by hand in the manner of William Morris’ Kelmscott Press. The texts published were chosen by W.B. Yeats, who was the press’ literary editor. In 1908, after the press had produced eleven titles, the different elements of the Dun Emer studio separated completely, with Evelyn Gleeson (1855-1944), an English embroidery, carpet, and tapestry designer, retaining the Dun Emer name. The Yeats sisters left Dundrum and Elizabeth established the Cuala Press at Churchtown, Dublin.

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