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Seamus Heaney
WINTERING OUT [True first - the Faber & Faber file copy]
Faber and Faber, 3 Queen Square, London, 1972. First impression of the true first edition, which was published as a paperback original. A hardback edition followed in 1973. ***This copy is Faber & Faber's own file copy, stamped on the front free endpaper 'Faber & Faber Ltd., Off ice Copy, Not To Be Taken Away' **Near fine in colour printed paper over white card wrappers, with French-style self-flaps. There are two small nicks and associated creasing at the top of the front wrapper. Very slight creasing to the bottom of the rear wrapper near the spine. Apart from the Faber & Faber stamp, there are no other internal inscriptions. With the original publisher's printed price of £1.00 neton the front flap. Text clean. Pages clean. Spine clean. No fading to the covers or spine. Rear and front wrappers bright. ***198mm x 130mm. 80 pages. ***Reviewing Seamus Heaney's last volume "Door Into the Dark", C. B. Cox wrote "Major poets are as rare as the phoenix, and it is possible that since 1960 only one has emerged in these Islands. He is Seamus Heaney, an Irishman who writes with warmth and power about his native landscapes." ***In his new collection, Seamus Heaney demonstrates that this power is, if anything, stronger than before. Though Seamus Heaney is now back in his native Northern Ireland, he recently spent a year in California; and "Wintering Out" reflects this in a noticeable widening of his poetic landscapes.' (Quote from front flap of wrapper). ***Faber & Faber's file copy of the first impression of the true first edition of Saemus Heaney's third poetry collection, in bright … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Orlando Booksellers [Lincoln, United Kingdom]
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