First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on the half-title, “For Kees, slainte ‘gus saol! Seamus Heaney, June 1977 in Rotterdam”. Advance review copy with the loosely inserted slips of Faber & Faber and Heaney’s publisher in the Netherlands, Meulenhoff. The wrappered edition preceded the casebound edition by one year.
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Octavo. Original wrappers printed in blue, grey, black and white. Backstrip very lightly toned. An exceptionally bright copy in excellent condition.