Love Poetry of W.B. Yeats

Our Valentine’s treat is to highlight our copy of A Selection from the Love Poetry of William Butler Yeats.

Hand-printed in 1913, in an edition of 300, the volume was the product of the Cuala Press.

The Cuala Press, initially the Dun Emer Press, was part of an Arts and Crafts studio operated by W.B. Yeats’ sisters Elizabeth Corbet Yeats and Susan “Lily” Yeats. Elizabeth had learned the art of hand printing from William Morris, and the work of the Kelmscott Press was hugely influential on the Cuala Press.

Our copy contains the following inscription in Irish Gaelic. We would love to know what it says!

A Selection from the Love Poetry of William Butler Yeats is available for viewing Monday through Friday in the Booth-Bricker Reading Room from 9:00 – 4:30.

Read more about the work of the Yeats sisters in The Dun Emer Press, Later the Cuala Press in the Monroe Library’s circulating collection.

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