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A5 - 252 pages. Full bound in black suede. Oxford hollow back, red headbands, split-board cover. French joint ensures easy opening. Single piece silver Celtic pentagram dominates the cover. Parchment inside, sewn in French style with two reinforcing ribbons. Blue parchment-print endpapers. The name Finegas (Finn Eces, Finneces, Finnegas) belonged to an Irish druid who hoped to become wise by eating the salmon of knowledge. Unfortunately, his pupil, Finn MacCool (Fionn mac Cumhaill) burnt his thumb while cooking the fish and sucked the burn. Realising that his pupil was the one destined for knowledge, Finegas let the boy eat the whole fish.
Commission: Peter Sharrock 25 Jan 1997 - 14 Mar 1997

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