Room to Rhyme.
An anthology of poems. And of ballads collected by David Hammond.[Belfast: Arts Council or Northern Ireland, 1968] Stock Code: 129443
First edition, first impression, of this early collection grouping poems by Heaney and Longley, alongside folk ballads collected by David Hammond. In addition to four selections from Death of a Naturalist (1966), including the famous "Digging", Room to Rhyme entails the first book appearance of five other Heaney poems. Uncommon, with ten copies listed on WorldCat.
Quarto. Original printed wrappers.
Photographic portraits and woodcut illustrations in the text.
Light soiling to rear cover and in a couple of minor instances to contents, else a very good copy.
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