Door into the Dark. First Edition (1969)
Book ID: 64780
Door into the Dark. London: Faber & Faber, 1969. First Edition, first issue. Pp, 56. Black cloth boards, title in gilt to spine, in publisher’s dust jacket printed in green, red and cream. Jacket worn & chipped along spine, neat ownership name to front free endpaper, otherwise a very good copy.
Heaney’s second collection of poems, preceded by his widely acclaimed ‘Death of a Naturalist’ published in 1966.
The poems graphically depict the author’s rural upbringing, from the local forge to the banks of Lough Neagh, concluding in the preserving waters of the bogland and a look ahead to his next book, ‘Wintering Out’ published in 1972.