Columcille the Scribe. Special Limited Edition (2004)

Author: Seamus Heaney

Book ID: 63041

Price: 1,800.00

Columcille the Scribe. Dublin: Royal Irish Academy, 2004. The poem is mounted and housed in a linen-covered portfolio, with the author’s name and title on front cover. Additionally enclosed in custom-made solander box.

Special Limited Edition of 150 Numbered Copies, Signed by both Poet and Artist and accompanied by an explanatory text, hand printed at the Trinity Closet Press.

The poet’s version of an early Irish poem ‘Sgith mo crob on Scribinn’ entitled ‘Columcille the Scribe’. This translation was originally written by Seamus Heaney to celebrate his enrolment as a member of the Royal Irish Academy in the Guildhall, Derry, on the 9th of June 1997, the fourteen-hundredth anniversary of the death of Saint Columcille.

Written on vellum in a script derived from the Cathach, by calligrapher and authority on early Irish manuscripts, Tim O’Neill.

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