1/25 SIGNED COPIES (with original photograph)
Dove-Marks on Stone: Poems for George Mackay Brown. (Edited by K. A. Perryman).
(Schondorf, Germany/ Verona, Italy): Babel/ (Printed for Babel by Martino Mardersteig at Stamperia Valdonega), 1996.
First edition, signed and illustrated issue; limited to 25 copies, signed by the contributing poets and the photographer, and illustrated with an original silver print portrait of George Mackay Brown by Gunnie Moberg [total edition of 225 copies (the 1/200 issue is not illustrated)]. Illustrated with an original glossy silver print photographic portrait of George Mackay Brown as frontispiece (measuring circa 6 1/2 by 4 1/2 inches, tipped into the book opposite the title page) [NB: the trade issue does not have the frontispiece photograph]. , 3 pages. 8vo. 1/25 SIGNED COPIES (with original photograph). Grayish-brown wrappers printed in black. A fine copy; nicely printed by Martino Mardersteig at the Stamperia Valdonega, Verona, Italy (on Magnani acid-free paper) Brandes & Durkan B166. Item #327074
Scarce in the signed issue, with an original photograph; "The edition is limited to two hundred and twenty-five copies. Twenty-five are signed by the poets and also contain a photograph of George Mackay Brown by Gunnie Moberg..." (per colophon).
"A small gathering of poems for [George Mackay Brown] on what would have been his 75th birthday-- a gesture of celebration rather than sadness..." (from the introduction). Contains the first appearance of a haiku poem by Seamus Heaney ("A Landfall").
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