North. London: Faber, 1975. First Edition. Original pale blue cloth, title in gilt to spine, in pale blue pictorial dust jacket. Endpapers & jacket flaps lightly browned, neat ownership name to front free endpaper, contents in fine bright condition.
Portrait of Heaney by Edward McGuire to rear of dust jacket.
A collection of poems in which the Irish experience is refracted through memories of the Scandinavian and English invasions, which have marked Irish history so indelibly. The collection was to win the Duff Cooper Memorial Prize and the W. H. Smith Memorial Prize.