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Sweeney Praises the Trees

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Author: Heaney, Seamus
Price: $1250.00
Publisher Location: New York
Publisher: Kelly/Winterton Press
Year Published: 1981
Book Condition: Fine
Edition: First Edition
Tan wrappers, string-tied, blind-stamped design on front; 8vo. [12 pp.] Illustrated frontispiece by Henry Pearson; pages of parchment paper, deckled edges. Limited edition, one of 110 numbered copies, the entire edition (this is #20). Inscribed by both the publisher Jerry Kelly and Henry Pearson to __ __ , " who helped to start the whole thing". Translated from the Middle Irish Gaelic. A version of section 40, verses 3-13, where Sweeney, having arrived at Gleann na n-Eachtach, makes his poem praising the trees of Ireland; the complete poem was not published for more than two years. Fine copy housed in a custom cloth folding case in a quarter leather slipcase w/raised bands and gilt titling. Brandes & Durkan A29.