A Slow Dance. Limited Edition of 150 Signed Copies (1975)
Author: John Montague
Book ID: 64404
A Slow Dance. Dublin: Dolmen Press, 1975. First Edition, Limited Issue. Frontispiece illustration and board cover design by Jack Coughlin. Printed on Van Gelder ‘Unicorn’ paper. Quarter calf, decorated paper boards, housed in publisher’s slipcase. A fine copy.
Limited Edition of 150 Copies, Specially Bound, and Signed by the Author. This copy additionally signed by Jack Coughlin beneath frontispiece.
Divided into five sections this collection contains meditations on death, like “Courtyard in Winter” and “A Graveyard in Queens,” as well as grotesque sequences like “The Cave of Night” and “O Riada’s Farewell” which commemorates the poet’s composer friend who died in 1971.
“Both a deep immersion in the poet’s search to identify himself with his land and people and an effort to liberate himself at the same time.”
– M. L. Rosenthal, New York Times Book Review