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Keepsake poem titled 'In Memoriam Alex Foster' ('We laid him among the stones at Tahilla'), inscribed to Máire Gaster by Christine Hetherington, wife of the author and daughter of the subject of the poem, Alexander Roulston Foster.

Author: 
George Hetherington, Irish poet, director of The Irish Times and owner of Dublin printers Hely's Ltd; his wife Christine Hetherington and father-in-law Alex Foster (1890-1972); Máire Gaster [Lynd]]
Publication details: 
Place and printer not stated [Hely's Limited, printers, Dublin]. August 1972.
£180.00

2pp., 8vo. Bifolium. Nicely printed on laid paper. In good condition, on aged paper. Headed 'IN MEMORIAM ALEX FOSTER | by | GEORGE HETHERINGTON', and with 'August 1972' following the last line. At foot of second page, in manuscript, 'To Máire | With love from | Christine'. Christine's first husband was the diplomat and journalist Conor Cruise O'Brien. Scarce: no copy on OCLC WorldCat or COPAC. From the Lynd papers.

Bookplate by Edward Gordon-Craig for Martin Shaw, with Autograph Note by Shaw to 'Mrs. & Mr. Dryhurst', requesting 'as a Xmas present a new member' [of the Purcell Operatic Society], and explanatory note by the Dryhursts' granddaughter Maire Gaster.

Author: 
Edward Gordon Craig (1872-1966) and Martin Shaw (1875-1958), founders of the Purcell Operatic Society; Maire Gaster [née Lynd] (1912-90), granddaughter of A. R. Dryhurst and N. F. ('Nannie') Dryhurst
Publication details: 
[London.] 1901.
£220.00

The bookplate is 3.5 x 2.5 cm, and shows a troubadour with a lute, with the initials 'M S' at the foot. It is affixed to a piece of 14 x 9 cm card. Bookplate in good condition, on aged card with one creased corner. The card carries the message in pencil by Shaw: 'Mrs. & Mr. Dryhurst.

Presentation copy of offprint of article: 'Divine Kingship in the Ancient Near East: A Review Article'.

Author: 
Theodor H. Gaster [Theodor Herzl Gaster (1906-1992)], Anglo-American anthropologist, an authority in the field of comparative religion [Sir James Frazer]
Publication details: 
Copyright 1945 by Columbia University Press | Reprinted from THE REVIEW OF RELIGION March, 1945'.
£56.00

8vo: 15 pp, paginated 267-281, In grey printed wraps. Inscribed by Gaster on front cover: 'With kindest regards | T. H. G.' Good, on lightly-aged paper, in grubby and lightly creased wraps.

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