The Tree Clock. Belfast: Linen Hall Library, 1990. Bound in linen spine and foredge, with hand-marbled sides, housed in matching marbled slipcase. Light browning to linen spine, otherwise fines as issued.
One of twenty numbered copies printed on Atlantis hand-made paper and containing a poem in holograph. This copy number ‘9’ with poem titled "The Point" in the author’s hand. Sewn with Barbour thread and hand-bound by Sydney Aiken. Additionally with presentation inscription by Heaney to the title-page & signed by the binder on the colophon page.
Issued on behalf of the fundraising campaign for the Linen Hall Library, the charitable body of which Seamus Heaney was a patron The Tree Clock includes seventeen poems delivered at a joint reading in aid of the Library, in 1989. This limited issue of 20 copies, each with a poem in the author’s hand, is rare in commerce.