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HEANEY, Seamus, and others.

A Tribute to Kevin Sullivan.

New York, [Privately printed,] 1991 Stock Code: 140158
£1,250.00
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First edition, number 3 of 25 copies signed to the title page by all five contributors (Seamus Heaney, Thomas Flanagan, Benedict Kiely, Sean White, and June K. Davison). An unsigned issue was also released in an unrecorded run. The tribute reproduces the speeches given at the memorial reading for Sullivan at Queen's College, New York, on 2 May 1988. Heaney became friends with Sullivan, a Jesuit literary scholar best known for his magnum opus Joyce Among the Jesuits (1958), in the early 1970s through their mutual friendship with fellow Irish authors Thomas Flanagan and Benedict Kiely. Just five copies, believed to be unsigned, have been traced institutionally all of which are held in the US, excepting the copy held at the National Library of Ireland.

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Description

Octavo, pp. 18. Original pale grey wrappers, titles to front wrapper within frame in black.

Condition

Touch of light foxing to wrappers, else a fine copy.

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