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Deirdire [sic].

Drama in Four Acts in Gaelic and English. Adapted from Alexander Carmichael's Barra Story and Lay. With the additional passages translated into Gaelic by Catherine F. and David Urquhart.

Published: Inverness: "The Northern Chronicle" Office, 1944

Stock code: 94461

Price: £425

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First edition, first impression. Presentation copy inscribed by the author on the half-title to the poet John Masefield: “To John Masefield; from Gordon Bottomley. Silverdale: 22nd July 1944”, and with Masefield’s book label to the front pastedown. In the late 1910s John Masefield invited Bottomley to read his poetry at his Oxford Recitations in his house in Boars Hill, Oxfordshire. Bottomley recorded that the experience revealed to him “that when poetry was perfectly spoken the drama and much of the action would be in the voice” (Poems and Plays, 18).

Octavo. Original orange cloth wrappers, titles to front panel in black. Spine faded, extremities lightly rubbed, endpapers faintly foxed. An excellent copy.

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