Beowulf - Folio Society signed limited edition
Full-Leather. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: None issued.
Clive Hicks-Jenkins (illustrator)
New and unread - Illustrated by Clive Hicks-Jenkins
Introduced by Janina Ramirez
Translated by Seamus Heaney
Limited to 750 hand-numbered copies
Seamus Heaney's deeply felt interpretation, widely acknowledged as the greatest Beowulf translation of modern times, is presented in parallel with the Old English verse in this fabulous Folio edition. Featuring extraordinary illustrations by Clive Hicks-Jenkins and an exclusive introduction by Janina Ramirez, each of the 750 numbered copies has been signed by both contributors. The most beautiful of all surviving Old English poems tells of the heroic deeds of Beowulf, warrior of high renown and leader of the Geats, who sails to the land of the Danes to halt the rampant bloodlust of the grim monster Grendel, fiend of hell, and of his vengeful hell-bride mother. After epic encounters the formidable superhero returns to his own land and becomes a wise and honoured king but, inescapably marked by fate, the ageing Beowulf is destined to face a third dread foe ? the dragon. Expertly bound in goatskin leather blocked in metallic blue and gold foils, this magnificent limited edition is printed in two colours throughout and glimmers with gold on the top page edges. Historian and best-selling author Janina Ramirez has contributed a stimulating introduction and Clive Hicks-Jenkins? powerful illustrative scheme includes two exquisite page borders, eight double-page spreads and a striking print for framing. Limited to 750 hand-numbered copies Bound in goatskin leather blocked in metallic blue and gold foils Letterpress-printed limitation tip signed by Clive Hicks-Jenkins and Janina Ramirez 304 pages set in Bembo Arcadian Printed in two colours throughout on Arena Natural paper 11 illustrations including 8 double-page spreads Illustrated title page Gilded page tops Ribbon marker Printed endpapers Clamshell presentation box covered in blocked Saphir cloth and lined with printed Sirio paper 14? x 10? Print with presentation folder. Inscribed by Illustrator(s).