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The White Swan


the white swan and song of the swan are two poems collected from the highlands in the nineteenth century


‘Thou white swan, Sad thy condition, Pitiful thy condition, Thy blood flowing.’


In the nineteenth century, Alexander Carmichael collected hundreds of prayers, blessings and poetry from the Highlands and Islands.

These two beautiful poems – The White Swan and Song of the Swan - are perfect examples.

The text is letterpress printed, and the illustrations (by Frances Grant) are laser printed.

Limited edition of 30 copies. 

Size 125 x 145 mm. 19 pages. Bound in white bookcloth over boards with title and decoration in silver.                                                                  

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