In The Seven Woods. Dun Emer Press (1903)
Book ID: 67077
In The Seven Woods. Being Poems Chiefly of the Irish Heroic Age. Dublin Dun Emer Press 1903. Publisher’s full Irish linen boards, title label lettered in red to upper cover. Covers lightly age-toned otherwise a very good copy. Text printed in red & black.
The first book published by the Dun Emer (later the Cuala Press). One of 325 Copies Printed.
In addition to the title poem, this collection includes ‘The Folly of Being Comforted’, ‘Adam’s Curse’, ‘The Song of Red Hanrahan’, among other poems.
In The Seven Woods was the first book published by the Dun Emer Press, the precursor to the Cuala Press. In a note to John Quinn, Yeats declared this ‘the first book of mine that it is a pleasure to look at – a pleasure whether open or shut. Though many books are printed in Ireland, book printing as an art has been little practiced here since the eighteenth century. The Dun Emer Press has been founded in the hope of reviving this beautiful craft.’