Irish Poet W.b. Yeats Typed Letter Signed Mentioning Mrs. Patrick Campbell
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Irish Poet W.b. Yeats Typed Letter Signed Mentioning Mrs. Patrick Campbell:
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. (25452/mgapy)