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Rare first editions, signed and inscribed copies, deluxe and collectible editions of books of poetry; also individual poems and related ephemera.

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  1. 132203comp
    First edition, signed limited issue, number 111 of 325 copies signed by the author, of which 300 were for sale. Heaney's translation of the epic poem Beowulf won the 1999 Whitbread Book of the Year award. The limited edition contains a facsimile of the opening page of the only surviving manuscript of Beowulf, which is currently... Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 132203

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  2. 116338
    First edition, one of 125 copies privately printed for the author for use as his Christmas card for 1978. The poem was first published in RTÉ Guide the preceding year under the title The Workshop. Learn More
    £475

    Stock Code: 116338

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  3. 131763comp
    First edition, first impression, signed by the author on the front free endpaper. North is widely considered to be Heaney's key collection of poems in which he deals directly with the political conflicts in Northern Ireland. The work is uncommon in the present hardback issue. Learn More
    £1,500

    Stock Code: 131763

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  4. 130327
    First edition, first impression, of the poet's second major collection. Learn More
    £450

    Stock Code: 130327

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  5. 129444comp
    First edition, first impression, presentation copy inscribed by Heaney in the month of publication on the title page, "For Eric Dickson keep scanning! Seamus Heaney September 2010", together with a loosely inserted autographed card signed from Heaney reading "Eric - Excuse the haste - I'm hurtleing sic to London - no end... Learn More
    £1,350

    Stock Code: 129444

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  6. 126159comp
    First 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

    Stock Code: 126159

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  7. 126140comp
    Door..."> First edition, first impression, signed by Heaney on the title page, scarce cloth issue. This copy has the ownership inscription of Anthony Thwaite (b. 1930), an important English poet and editor of "the Movement", and the literary executor of Philip Larkin. Thwaite had favourably reviewed Heaney's 1969 collection Door... Learn More
    £1,750

    Stock Code: 126140

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  8. 118300
    First 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... Learn More
    £1,000

    Stock Code: 118300

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  9. 118227comp
    First edition, first impression. Signed by the author on the title page, "Seamus Heaney, August 1993". From the collection of Dr. Peadar Mac Maghnais, a Dublin based doctor and acquaintance of Heaney's from their attendance of the Cumann Merriman Gaelic summer school. Learn More
    £750

    Stock Code: 118227

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  10. Place and Displacement. Recent Poetry of Northern Ireland.
    First edition, first impression of the text of Heaney's Peter Laver Memorial lecture delivered at Wordsworth Summer Conference on 2 August 1984. Learn More
    £45

    Stock Code: 103148

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  11. Field of Vision.
    First edition. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author to the manuscript collector and dealer Roy Davids on the title page: "Roy - All the good wishes and good cheer of the season... and thanks for the generous Sotheby-boon! Seamus." The poem was privately printed for use by the author as his Christmas card for 1990,... Learn More
    £675

    Stock Code: 103123

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  12. 103121comp
    First edition, one of 125 copies. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author to the manuscript collector and dealer Roy Davids on the title page: "To Roy, with love and happy memories at Christmas, Seamus & Marie & the boys & Catherine Ann." The poem was privately printed for use by the author as his Christmas card for 1982.... Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 103121

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  13. Changes.

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    [Loughcrew]: 1980

    Heaney's Christmas card for 1980. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author to the manuscript collector and dealer Roy Davids on the initial blank, with a quotation from the poem, and referencing the most famous beach in Irish fiction: "Roy, 'retrace this path' - to Sandymount Strand. Seamus, 6th July 1984." The poem was... Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 103118

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  14. A Hazel Stick for Catherine Ann.
    First edition, one of 100 copies. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper to the manuscript collector and dealer Roy Davids, "For Roy, with love and fondest wishes for Christmas, with love from Seamus, Marie, and the children." This poem was printed as the author's Christmas card for 1983. Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 103100

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  15. 76685
    First edition, preceding the hardcover edition by one year. Learn More
    £700

    Stock Code: 76685

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