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HEANEY, Seamus.

Columcille the Scribe.

Dublin: Royal Irish Academy, 2004 Stock Code: 145994
£1,500.00
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"My hand is cramped from penwork"

Signed limited issue, number 124 of 150 copies signed by the author at the foot of the sheet. Heaney translated this Irish poem, the earliest known version of which is a 16th-century copy held at the Bodleian Library, to celebrate his enrolment as a member of the Royal Irish Academy on 9 June 1997, which he then presented to the Academy on vellum in the same manner as this issue.

This edition was subsequently issued by the Royal Irish Academy to raise funds for library acquisitions.

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Description

Single sheet of vellum (310 x 244 mm), tipped-into original grey cloth portfolio under card window, colophon mounted under card window on verso, titles to front cover in black.

Illustrations

Handwritten on vellum in red and black by Tim O'Neill.

Condition

In fine condition.

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