Irish Poet W.b. Yeats Typed Letter Signed Mentioning Mrs. Patrick Campbell For Sale
W.B YEATS, Irish poet. Typed letter signed, one page, Nassau Hotel, Dublin, 29 October 1907. To "My dear Bullen (or Sidgewick [sic])", requesting: "Please send a copy of 'ideas of good and evil' to Mrs. Partrick Campbell . . . at once as she is leaving for America in a few days. She is going to play 'Dierdre' at the Abbey Theatre . . . and has asked for 'ideas' and I would not for the world it [sic] missed reaching her in time. Please send a copy of 'Deirdre' to B. Iden Payne. . . ." With a few minor holograph corrections. Docketed on the verso in blue editor's pencil in an unidentified hand. File holes; some creasing and a few small tears; one fold starting; center a bit faded from previous framing; else good. Page measures 10" x 8". Yeats' Deirdre, Being Volume Five of Plays for an Irish Theatre was first published in 1907 (London: A.H. Bullen; Dublin Maunsel & Co., Ltd., 1907). His Ideas of Good and Evil had also been first published by A.H. Bullen in 1903. Arthur Henry Bullen, often known as A. H. Bullen, (1857- 1920), was an English editor and publisher, a specialist in 16th and 17th century literature, and founder (with partner Frank Sidgwick) of the Shakespeare Head Press, which for its first decades was a publisher of fine editions in the tradition of the Kelmscott Press, and which published a collected Shakespeare and collected Yeats from their base in Stratford-on-Avon. Mrs. Patrick Campbell (1865-1940); famous English stage actress, friend of Sarah Bernhardt. Authenticity guaranteed. Seller is a member of PADA (Professional Autograph Dealers Association), ABAA (Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America Inc.) and ILAB (International League of Antiquarian Booksellers). New York residents will be charged sales tax.
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