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Christmas card, 1999. Beowulf. With an original sketch by the author.
Loughcrew: Peter Fallon/The Gallery Press, 1999 - Single folded sheet of grey card, illustrated on front printed in black. A faint mark to the front cover. An excellent copy. Heaney's Christmas card for 1999, printed in an unspecified number. Presentation copy, inscribed by Heaney to the manuscript collector and dealer Roy Davids, "To Roy, with thanks for lamplight too. Seamus. Christmas 1999." Together with an original sketch by Heaney of a lamp. Printed inside the card are lines 1570-72 from his translation of Beowulf, "A light appeared and the place brightened the way the sky does when heaven's candle is shining clearly."
      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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