First edition. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the initial blank to the manuscript collector and dealer Roy Davids, and also signed below the poem: “Roy – bon année [?], Seamus. 6th July, 1989.” This is one of 121 copies printed for use by Heaney as his Christmas card for 1981.
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Original green paper wrappers, title to front wrapper in black, single sheet sewn in with red thread. A fine copy.