HEANEY, Seamus.

Hailstones.

Dublin: The Gallery Press, 1984 Stock Code: 142605
£1,250.00
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Inscribed to his friend

First edition, signed limited issue, one of 250 unnumbered cloth-bound copies signed by the author on the title page; here additionally inscribed by Heaney "Mary - fine girl y'are! Seamus" under his signature. The recipient was Heaney's friend Mary Conley Downe.

Downe founded, with her husband Edward, the Irish Clifden Arts Festival, now the longest running community arts festival in Ireland. A further 500 unsigned copies of Hailstones were issued in wrappers.

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Description

Octavo. Original black cloth, spine lettered in gilt, black endpapers. With dust jacket.

Condition

Fine in fine jacket; an exceptional copy.

Bibliography

Brandes & Durkan A37a.

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