Jack B Yeats’s words and colours jostle at rare book sale

De Burca Rare Books hosts over 70 titles written and/or illustrated by the artist best known for paintings

20th December, 2020
Jack B Yeats’s words and colours jostle at rare book sale
An illustration by Jack B Yeats for The Aran Islands

Currently online, De Burca Rare Books’ Jack B Yeats Collection offers 70 titles written by and/or illustrated by the master, dating from 1899-1971, plus exhibition catalogues and autobiographies.

Aged 25 in 1896, Yeats’s wisdom was already having a profound influence on Irish literature. That year, he met the poverty-stricken JM Synge in Paris and advised him, “Give up Paris . . . Go to the Aran islands, live there as if you were one...

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