From the Republic of Conscience.
Illustrated by John Behan.
First edition, only printing, one of 2,000 copies. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the title page to the manuscript collector and dealer Roy Davids, “For Roy, thinking of you at Christmas. Love, Seamus & Marie.” This poem was written by Heaney at the request of Mary Lawlor of Amnesty International Ireland to mark International Human Rights Day, and was published on Human Rights Day, 10 December 1985.
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Small quarto, pp. 8. Original grey card wrappers, titles printed to front wrapper in black and blue, contents printed on grey paper. A fine copy.