Death of a Naturalist.
New York: Oxford University Press, 1966. First American edition of the author's first major collection. Octavo, original cloth. Fine in a near fine dust jacket that shows some of the usual fading to the pink portion of the spine panel. Signed by the author on the title page. Laid into this copy is a ticket to the reading at Harvard University where this copy was signed. A pleasing copy.
Nobel Prize-winning Seamus Heaney writes about his native Ireland in this collection of poems. "[Heaney's] awareness of a wider social world . . . reaches its culmination in North (1975), a deservedly famous volume that [Helen] Vendler regards as 'one of the crucial poetic interventions of the 20th century,' ranking with Eliot's Prufrock, Wallace Stevens' Harmonium, and Frost's North of Boston in 'its key role in the history of modern poetry" (Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times).