The Crane Bag. Book of Irish Studies (1977-1981). Preface by Seamus Heaney. Dublin: Blackwater Press, 1982. Pages, 929. Very good copy in lightly creased d.j. The first ten issues of The Crane Bag in book form. Published twice a year with each issue dealing with a specific theme, Arts, Politics, Nationalism, Irish Language, etc. In all 17 issues of this important literary journal appeared, the last in 1985.