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Book Description

[DUN EMER PRESS]. Prospectus. Dublin: The Dun Emer Press Nd (1904). Single a4 sheet folded once to make a5. Printed on front page only. Printed on paper made of linen rags at the Saggart Mill in the county Dublin. Some faint foxing on paper otherwise a Very Good copy indeed, with fold crease.
Dealer Notes
As with the first prospectus issued by Dun Emer in 1903 this second prospectus explicitly states the presses objective is to revive the art of book printing in Ireland: ‘Though many books are printed in Ireland, book printing as an art has been little practised here since the eighteenth century. The Dun Emer Press has been founded in the hope of reviving this beautiful craft. A good eighteenth century fount of type which is not eccentric in form or difficult to read has been cast, and the paper has been made of linen rags and without bleaching chemicals, at the Saggart Mill in the county Dublin. The pages are printed at a Hand Press by Miss E. C. Yeats, and simplicity is aimed at in their composition.’
It continues by stating that the first two books printed ‘In the Seven Woods’, by Yeats. And The Nuts of Knowledge by AE: ‘… are now out of print. The next book will be an edition of 300 of Dr. Douglas Hyde’s Famous translation of ‘The Love Songs of Connacht,’ subscription ten shillings and sixpence. Interestingly the prospectus makes no mention of the next book that was actually published by the press Lionel Johnston’s ‘Twenty-One Poems’ but does mention Yeats’ ‘Stories of Red Hanrahan’ and Eglington’s ‘Some Essays…’ as well as a book ‘speaking to the Psaltery with music and a description of the art by Mr Arnold Dolmetsch’ never published. (Dun Emer, “The second Prospectus”, 1904).
Rare. According to Worldcat there are only four copies recorded, one at Trinity College, Dublin and three at American institutions.
Author Evelyn Gleeson
Date Nd (1904).
Publisher Dun Emer Press
Condition Some faint foxing on paper otherwise a Very Good copy indeed, with fold crease.

Price: £200.00

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