Saturday September 26, 2020

A slighted Kavanagh, and the almost-there Ireland

13th December, 2015
Early map of Ireland by Abraham Ortelius, one of 487 in Prof Richard SJ Clarke’s collection (€20-€7,000).

The rarest first edition demonstrates how even our heroes are prey to vanity.

When Patrick Kavanagh’s Self Portrait was printed in 1963, he described the cover photo of him in a flat cap as “disrespectful”.

The offending image was pulped and a new, hatless photograph taken.

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