Padstow: Lodenek Press, 1977. [Poetry] DOUBLE SIGNED FIRST EDITION THUS. Octavo (20 x 14cm), pp. 22 . SIGNED by both MacDiarmid and his wife Valda, one in blue, the other in black ink to flyleaf. With three illustrations by Lorgan, including a frontispiece, and a photograph of Christopher and Valda together. Also with a printed poem with a hand-written note tipped onto contents page marking MacDiarmid's funeral: 'To Sylvia, | to commemorate | the great day of sadness | Longholm. 13th September 1978 | from Craig.' Publisher's plain white card wraps, stapled twice, with the dust-jacket, priced at £1.00 nett. A fine copy. A reissue of 'Cornish Heroic Song,' and the first full publication of 'Once in a Cornish Garden,' both written in the early 1930's soon after MacDiarmid met his Cornish second wife in London. Item #56349
From the library of pioneering Sports Scientist Prof. N.C. Craig Sharp (1933-2018), also a Burns scholar and Poetry Critic for Radio Clyde.
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