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HEANEY, Seamus, & Tim O'Neill.

Christmas card, 2007. Irish poem.

Published: Loughcrew: Peter Fallon/The Gallery Press, 2007

Stock code: 103115

Price: £675

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Heaney’s Christmas card for 2007, one of 300 copies. Presentation copy, inscribed by Heaney to the manuscript collector and dealer Roy Davids, “Roy, Wishing you quiet nights in the scriptorium – Seamus & Marie.” The card features an anonymous 9th century poem in Old Irish, together with a translation into English by Heaney and O’Neill: “Is acher in gaíth innocht. Fufuasna fairggae findfolt. Ní ágor réimm mora minn dond láechraid lainn úa lothlind. The wind is fierce tonight. Mane of the sea whipped white. I am not afraid. No ravening Norse On course through quiet waters.”

Single cream sheet, folded once, with illustration of Norse boat to front cover. With the original envelope. A fine copy.

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