This is a highly personal and emotionally charged examination through photography of the people of Ireland. Each county is also represented by a piece of new writing commissioned specially by an appropriate Irish writer. Text and photographs work to create a variety of moods that reflect a proud, beleaguered, passionate country and the men, women and children that give it heart. Donovan Wylie was born in 1971 in Belfast and his first one-man exhibition of photographs of Irish gypsy families, "Travellers", was part of the 1988 "Sense of Ireland" Festival at the Riverside Studios, London. Contributing writers include Seamus Heaney, Edna O'Brien, Brian Moore, William Trevor, Neil Jordan and John Banville.
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Book Description London: Secker and Warburg, 1989. Hardcover. Book Condition: As New. 1st Edition. Full title: "32 Counties: Photographs of Ireland by Donovan Wylie with new writing by thirty-two Irish writers." Hardbound: cloth & dustjacket. 4to., 250 pp. Slipcased. No. 71 of "150 numbered copies signed by all the contributors and including an unpublished print signed by the photographer." Only 100 copies were for sale, 50 being reserved for the contributors. The 8 x 10 signed print in this copy, in an envelope on the front pastedown, is of Co. Galway. Thirty-two contributors' signatures on sheet bound in at end, as follows: Seamus Heaney ("County Derry: Five Derry Glosses"), William Trevor, John Banville, Emma Cooke, Anne Devlin, Eilis Dillon, Christopher Fitz-Simon, Michael Hartnett, Dermot Healy, Aidan Higgins, Desmond Hogan, Neil Jordan, Maeve Kelly, Brendan Kennelly, Benedict Kiely, Thomas Kilroy, Michael Longley, Eugene McCabe, John McGahern, Medbh McGuckian, Frank McGuinness, Tom MacIntyre, Aidan Mathews, Brian Moore, Paul Muldoon, Nuala ni Dhomhnaill, Edna O'Brien, Frank Ormsby, James Plunkett, Peter Sirr, Francis Stuart, and Sean J. White. A fine copy in pictorial dust jacket and publisher's slipcase (also fine). Oversize -- Priority or international mail would cost extra. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 32081
Book Description Secker & Warburg, London, 1989. Hardback. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. Donovan Wylie (illustrator). 1st Edition. A fine book in fine DW, with the spine lightly faded in fine slipcase, With a limited edition print of County Doblin signed by the Photographer Donovan Wylie, Signed by all 32 contributors as named, John Banville, Emma Cooke, Anne Devlin, Eilis Dillon, Christopher Fitz-Simon, Michael Hartnett, Dermot Healy, Seamus Heaney, Aidan Higgins, Desmond Hogan, Neil Jordan, Maeve Kelly, Brendan Kennelly, Benedict Kiely, Thomas Kilroy, Michael Longley,Eugene McCabe, John Magahern, Medbh McGuckian, Frank McGuinness, Tom Mac Intyre, Aidan Mathews, Brian Moore, Paul Muldoon, Nuala Ni Dhomhnaill, Edna O'Brien, Frank Ormsby, James Plunkett, Peter Sirr, Francis Stuart, William Trevor Sean J White, Book is quite heavy & will require extra postage,Only 100 copies of this book was for sale this is copy 53. Size: 9 1/2 " X 11 ". Signed By Author. Hardback. Bookseller Inventory # 000377