Rare books by Seamus Heaney, including first edition and signed first edition copies of Death of a Naturalist.
Seamus Heaney (1939–2013) was an Irish author of international standing, often described as the most important Irish poet since W. B. Yeats. Born into a farming family in County Londonderry, Northern Ireland, he attended Queen’s University in Belfast and then became a lecturer.
HEANEY, Seamus. Preoccupations.
London : 1980.First edition, first impression, of the poet's first collection of prose pieces, presentation copy inscribed by the author on the title page: "Seamus Heaney for Dennis Saunders with gratitude for the ride from Folkestone to Canterbury, and every good wish. October 28 1986".
From the library of Dennis Saunders, one of the poet's long-term friends.... Learn More£600.00
Stock Code: 148443
HEANEY, Seamus. Station Island.
New York : 1985First US edition, first printing, presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "For Martha, Sláinte! Seamus Heaney, April 1985". The author's sixth book of poetry, Station Island was first published in the UK the preceding year. Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 126159
HEANEY, Seamus. Crediting Poetry. The Nobel Lecture.
London : 1996First UK edition, first impression. One of 500 copies printed for private circulation, this is a finely produced edition of the text of Heaney's Nobel Prize acceptance speech, delivered in December 1995. It was preceded by the Gallery Books paperback published in Ireland the previous year. Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 145231
HEANEY, Seamus. Squarings.
Dublin : 1991First edition, signed limited issue, number 5 of 10 author's proofs, signed by both the author and illustrator, from a total run of 100 copies, of which 60 were for sale. This copy has an additional inscription by Heaney quoting from his poem Fosterling, "Air to brighten, Time to be dazzled, and the heart to lighten", facing the frontispiece. These... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 133558
HEANEY, Seamus. The Door Stands Open.
Dublin : 2005First edition, signed limited issue, number 94 of 275 copies signed by the author, printed on blue and grey handmade paper, 25 of which were not for sale; a further 60 copies were issued in a glass slipcase, ten of which were not for sale. Published to commemorate the death of the Nobel Prize winning poet Czeslaw Milosz on 14 August 2004, this work... Learn More£1,000.00
Stock Code: 118300
HEANEY, Seamus. Poems on the Underground.
London : 2011First edition, first printing, signed by Seamus Heaney on the front cover. Poems on the Underground is a scheme launched in 1986, showcasing a range of poetry on London Underground carriages, from classics to contemporary works. This leaflet was produced and distributed to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the scheme; Heaney's poem "Colmcille the Scribe"... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 142600