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SHARP William as; MACLEOD Fiona pseudonym
From the Hills of Dream. Mountain Songs and Island Runes
nd (1897). First edition. 8vo., original blue cloth lettered in gilt, decorated in gilt and blind thistle devices, decorative initials throughout, Celtic knotwork endpapers, 6pp. catalogue. Edinburgh, Patrick Geddes. A presentation copy, inscribed by the author opposite the half title page to his cousin R. Farquharson Sharp 'To R.F.S. with loving Birthday and new year greetings. 31st Dec Xmas/ 1st Jany 97'. Reviewed by Yeats, who only discovered the double identity not long before his death, in the December 1896 issue of the Bookman: 'Miss Macleod has rediscovered the art of the myth-maker, and gives a visible shape to joys and sorrows and makes them seem realities and man and women illusions'. Sharp wrote 'I was born more than a thousand years ago, in the remote region of Gaeldom known as The Hills of Dream'. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd ABA, ILAB, PBFA, BA [London, United Kingdom]
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