Broadsides. A Collection of Old and New Songs 1935. Dublin: Cuala Press, 1935. One of 100 copies Signed by W.B. Yeats and F.R. Higgins. Twelve issues (New Series: Numbers 1-12, January-December 1935). Small folio, original linen-backed boards with lettering piece on upper cover. Light dust soiling to covers, contents in fine condition.
Hand coloured illustrations by Jack B. Yeats, Victor Brown, E.C. Peet, Maurice McGonigal, Harry Kernoff and Sean O'Sullivan, engraved music edited by Arthur Duff. Includes an essay entitled 'Anglo-Irish Ballads' Signed By Both Editors.
original advertisement from the Cuala Press stated, 'three hundred copies of each number will be printed..One hundred copies will be reserved for sale on completion of the set of twelve in specially bound volumes.' In addition, Wade records three contributions by W.B. Yeats. Other songs were provided by James Stephens, F.R. Higgins, Frank O'Connor, Lynn Doyle, Bryan Guinness and Padraic Colum.