"Anyone with gumption and a sharp mind will take the measure of two things: what's said and what's done": First Edition of Beowulf; Signed by Seamus Heaney

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Beowulf: A New Verse Translation.

Item Number: 3827

London: Faber and Faber, 1999.

First edition. Octavo, original boards. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Signed by Seamus Heaney on the title page.

"How did he do it? How did Seamus Heaney fashion verses, singularly handsome verses that not only capture the somber grandeur and mythic vigor of the Anglo-Saxon original, but also reflect the rhythm and timbre of the English we speak today.... This newborn translation makes accessible to everyone the first supremely great poem to be written in the English language" (Colin Campbell, Christian Science Monitor).