New York: Oxford University Press, 1966. 8vo. 57 pages. Original aquamarine cloth; printed dust jacket. A fine copy in a near-fine jacket, slight sunning to jacket spine, and one small discoloration at top of front panel. Item #406000
FIRST AMERICAN EDITION of Heaney's first commercially published book. One of 1,000 copies, using sheets from the UK edition published in the same year by Faber & Faber. An auspicious debut, not only did the book launch Heaney's career: It is still considered one of the finest volumes of poetry of the 20th century. he pale tones of the jacket are susceptible to fading, and are here well preserved save the characteristic light toning to the spine. An unusually bright, crisp copy. Brandes & Durkan A2b.