Book Description

HEANEY, Seamus (Retelling of Henryson’s poem). The Testament of Cresseid. Illustrated with images by Hughie O'Donoghue. London: Enitharmon Editions, 2004. One of the de luxe edition consisting of seventy-five copies and twenty-five hors commerce copies, signed by Seamus Heaney and Hughie O’Donoghue and numbered 1 to 75 and I to XXV. With each copy is a signed and numbered original etching by Hughie O’Donoghue, printed in Ireland by Simon Marsh. The text of the book designed and printed by Sebastian Carter of the Rampant Lions Press, Cambridge. The prelims and introduction set in Perpetua and the poem hand-set in 18 pt Golden Cockerel Roman. The paper is 160gsm Arches Vélin. The six tipped-in colour plates in the book printed by Expression Printers. The original etching housed in its own tissue-guarded cream paper portfolio. Book and slipcase bound in matching green cloth at the Fine Bindery, with small image set into front boards and spine label titling of book, and spine label titling on slipcase. Fine copy, as issued.
Dealer Notes
There was also a regular edition consisting of three hundred and fifty signed copies, numbered 76 to 425 and twenty-five hors commerce copies, signed and numbered XXVI to L.
Hughie O’Donoghue was born in Manchester, England but much of his work is influenced by time spent in his mother’s place of origin, the remote Barony of Erris in Co Mayo, Ireland. His paintings explore themes of universal human experience, they meditate on ideas of truth and the relationship between memory and identity, drawing on history and personal records to create works which resonate with emotional intensity. He has work in public collections including: the British Museum, the Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin, the Imperial War Museum, London, the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, the National Gallery, London and the Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, USA.
Author HEANEY, Seamus
Date 2004
Binding Book and slipcase bound in matching green cloth
Publisher London: Enitharmon Press
Illustrator Hughie O’Donoghue.
Condition Fine copy in slipcase, as issued.

Price: £1750.00

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