Opened Ground. Poems 1966-1996. London: Faber, 1998. First trade issue. Signed by Heaney on title-page. Pp, 478. Green paper boards, in pictorial dust jacket. A fine copy. As selected by the author, Opened Ground includes the essential work from Heaney's twelve previous books of poetry, as well as new sequences drawn from two of his landmark translations, 'The Cure at Troy' and 'Sweeney Astray' and several previously uncollected poems.