Sweeney Praises the Trees.
Illustration by Henry Pearson.New York: [printed at the Kelly/Winterton Press], 1981 Stock Code: 142601
First edition, number 41 of 110 copies only, additionally signed by the author on the title page; scarce, especially so signed and in such fine condition. Sweeney Praises the Trees is an early version of part of his modern English translation of the ancient Irish Buile Shuibhne, preceding his complete translation, published in 1983 as Sweeney Astray.
The verses translated here is the section where Sweeney, having arrived at Gleann na n-Eachtach, makes his poem praising the trees of Ireland.
Octavo. Original brown wrappers, blind spiral device to front wrapper.
A fine copy.
Brandes & Durkan A29.
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