The Words Upon the Window Pane. Cuala Press (1934)
Author: W.B. Yeats
Book ID: 64285
The Words Upon the Window Pane. A Play in One Act, with Notes upon the Play and its Subject. Dublin: Cuala Press, 1934. First Edition, Limited Issue. Pp, 58. Quarter linen paper boards, title lettered in black to upper cover, with label to spine. In publisher’s glassine wrappers. A fine bright copy.
Limited Edition of 350 Copies.
Cuala Press promotional card advertising the publication of the book (February, 1934), pasted to front endpaper & Signed by Elizabeth C. Yeats.
Known as ‘Lolly,’ Elizabeth Corbet Yeats (1868-1940) founded the Dun Emer Press (later the Cuala Press) which published several works by her brother W. B. Yeats.
Regarded as Yeats’s only play with a realistic contemporary setting. Its subject is a séance held by the Dublin Spiritualist Association in rooms once occupied by Jonathan Swift’s Stella. One of the windows has part of a poem by Stella scratched in the glass.