On the Boiler. Second Issue (1938)
Book ID: 62136
On the Boiler. Dublin: The Cuala Press, . Second issue. Cover design by Jack B. Yeats, with price of Three Shillings and sixpence. List of books published by Cuala Press on last page. Pale blue wrappers with yapp edges. A fine bright copy.
Ex library Michael Yeats (son of the author).
The cover illustration by Jack B. Yeats is of ‘the great McCoy’, a Sligo character Yeats remembered from his childhood, who would stand on a boiler near the harbour and ‘denounce his neighbours.’
This second edition was preceded by the extremely rare first edition with only a few copies known to exist, the rest destroyed by the poet’s wife