Door into the Dark. London: Faber and Faber, 1969. First Edition. Pp, 56. A near fine copy in black cloth boards, title lettered in gilt to spine, in publisher's dust jacket printed in red, green & white.
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 (1972).