The Testament of Cresseid. Limited Edition (2004)

Author: Seamus Heaney

Book ID: 66845

Price: 750.00

The Testament of Cresseid. A Retelling of Robert Henryson’s Poem by Seamus Heaney with Images by Hughie O’Donoghue. London: Enitharmon Editions, 2004. Pp 41. First Edition, Limited Issue. Fine bright copy in green cloth boards, with paper titles at spine and a detail of one of O’Donoghue’s plates on upper board.

The Text of The Testament of Cresseid has been designed and printed by Sebastian Carter of the Rampant Lions Press, Cambridge. The Prelims and Introduction are set in Perpetua and the poem is hand-set in 18pt Golden Cokerel Roman. The Paper is 160gsm Arches Vélin. The Plates in the Text have been printed by BAS Printers and the books have been bound by the Fine Bindery in Northhamptonshire.

Limited Edition of 350 Numbered Copies Signed by Seamus Heaney and Hughie O’Donoghue.

The Testament of Cresseid was composed by the 15th-century Scottish poet, Sir Robert Henryson. He was a part of a group of writers dubbed “The Scottish Chaucerians,” for their love of Geoffrey Chaucer, the author of The Canterbury Tales, a poem in Middle English. This epic poem tells of the tragic love story of two Trojan youths during the Trojan War.

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