Aeneid Book VI. Faber Members Collectors’ Edition (2016)
Book ID: 66058
Aeneid Book VI. Translated by Seamus Heaney. London: Faber & Faber, 2016. Quarter linen, gilt decorated paper boards, designed by Neil Gower & bound by Smith Settle. Title lettered in gilt to spine, silk ribbon marker. A fine copy.
Faber Members Collectors’ Edition (issued in a limited edition of 150 copies).
Heaney’s last great project, finished just before he died in 2013, was his translation of Virgil’s Aeneid Book VI. It tells the haunting story of Aeneas’ descent into the Underworld to look for his father.
With a ‘Translator’s Note’ by Seamus Heaney and ‘Note on the Text’ by his daughter Catherine Heaney and publisher Matthew Hollis.