Large format (Quarto) Biography of the Scottish poet. Extensively illustrated – the author appears to have sought to gather together as many photos as possible. This copy is accompanied by correspondence and notes from the composer and song writer Norman Peterkin, who set some of MacDiarmid’s poetry to music. Includes a typed letter signed by Macdiarmid’s wife Valda Grieve relating to MacDiarmid’s death. Much of the correspondence relates to the book (which Peterkin is unhappy with) and his purchase from an Edinburgh bookseller. There are also fliers for the book and receipt.
A unique item. The book is VG in a slightly edgeworn dustjacket