Field Day Anthology Of Irish Writing. Derry: Field Day Publications, 1991. Three volumes. Volume One: From Early and Middle Irish Literature (ca. 550-1600) through the Intellectual revival (1830-50). Volume Two: From Poetry and Song (1800-90) through Prose Fiction (1880-1945). Volume Three: From James Joyce (1882-1941) Through Contemporary Irish Poetry (-1990). Blue buckram, titles in gilt housed in matching slipcase. A very good set.
Presentation inscription to prominent Irish businessmen Dr. Michael Smurfit, and Signed by Seamus Dean, Thomas Kilroy, Brian Friel, Stephen Rae, David Hammond, Seamus Heaney & Tom Paulin.
The most comprehensive anthology of Irish writing ever published. Over 4,000 pages provide a commanding view of the various traditions of writing from 550 A.D. to the late 20th century, in Irish, English, Latin and Norman-French, that have helped to nurture one of the most distinctive literatures in the world. Two further volumes were published in 2003 featuring Irish Women’s Writing and Traditions. Nice association copy.