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HEANEY, Seamus.

North.

Availability: In stock

Published: London Faber and Faber Ltd, 1975

Stock Code: 126140

£1,750
signed
OR On display in 43 Dover Street

Notes

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 into the Dark in the New Statesman, welcoming him into what he termed "the Tribe of Ted Hughes". His praise ("It's impossible to fault the clean language, sensuous delight, concise and modest statements; and I'm sure it's all completely authentic") was not unqualified ("But I'm equally sure that the appeal of Heaney's work is of an exotic sort, to people who can't tell wheat from barley or a gudgeon from a pike"), making this a very interesting poetic association copy of the Nobel laureate's key collection.

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Description

Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket.

Condition

Ownership inscription "Thwaite" to front free endpaper. Cloth and jacket both somewhat mottled, ends and corners lightly rubbed, foxing to endpapers and blanks, small tears or chips to jacket ends at front joint and the upper fore-corner, a good copy.

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