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HEANEY, Seamus.

Beowulf.

Availability: In stock

Published: London Faber and Faber, 1999

Stock Code: 132203

£1,250
signed
OR On display in 43 Dover Street

Notes

First edition, signed limited issue, number 111 of 325 copies signed by the author, of which 300 were for sale. Heaney's translation of the epic poem Beowulf won the 1999 Whitbread Book of the Year award. The limited edition contains a facsimile of the opening page of the only surviving manuscript of Beowulf, which is currently housed in the British Library.

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Description

Octavo. Original red cloth-backed cream boards, spine lettered in gilt on a black background, dark green endpapers. Housed in the original slipcase.

Illustrations

Frontispiece colour reproduction of the opening page of the Beowulf manuscript.

Condition

A fine copy in the slipcase with publisher's sticker and small mark to rear panel.

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