Door into the Dark. First Edition (1969)

Author: Seamus Heaney

Book ID: 64780

Price: 350.00

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.

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