Love Poet, Carpenter.
Michael Longley at Seventy. Edited by Robin Robertson.London: Enitharmon Press, 2009 Stock Code: 116326
NotesSigned limited edition, number 115 of 195 copies signed by 59 contributors on inserted Fabriano Artistico rear endpapers. This copy is additionally signed by Longley himself.
Love Poet, Carpenter is an anthology containing work by Simon Armitage, Kevin Crossley-Holland, Eamon Duffy, Seamus Heaney, Andrew Motion, and many others, celebrating the life and works of Longley. Two signed letters from Longley to Dr Philip Murray are laid-in, agreeing to sign the books and apologising for the delay in doing so. A noted Irish bibliophile and author of The Adventures of a Book Collector (2011), the sale of Murray's library was Ireland's largest ever single sale of first edition books.
Octavo. Original blue cloth, spine lettered in gilt, small inset portrait of Michael Langley on front cover. With the original blue cloth slipcase.
Frontispiece and front cover portrait by Jeffrey Morgan, portrait in-text by Sarah Longley.
Some very light rubbing to slipcase extremities, a fine copy.
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