INCLINE PRESS. HEANEY, Seamus &c ~ Poetry and Prose for the Midsummer Feast at Cannwood House.
No. 27 of 230 copies. Illustration by Catherine Heaney, Seamus Heaney’s daughter, lino-cut decorations by Bert Eastman, title page calligraphy by Diana Wilson. Printed in Garamond on variously coloured Zerkall paper, designed, printed and bound by Graham Moss & Kathy Whalen. 8vo., original maroon cloth backed, Ann Muir marbled paper with printed paper labels on spine and upper cover. An extremely good copy with the original prospectus inserted loose.
An illustrious literary family, this book is to celebrate the meeting of the Devlins of Ardboe. Polly Devlin drew together this collection of poetry and prose by and about the family, spouses, children and grandchildren. The collection includes 10 poems by Seamus Heaney, who married Marie Devlin, plus a short extract from his translation of Beowulf, as well as work by Polly Devlin, her brother, the musician Barry, and Daisy Garnett.