Door Into the Dark.
London: Faber and Faber, 1969. First edition of the author's second major collection. Octavo. Signed by the author. Lightly bumped, else fine in a near fine dust jacket that shows light wear to the crown of the spine.
Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney's Door Into the Dark focuses on his native Ireland, and especially the rural people, and their work. "Heaney has the gift of finding a new and consummate phrase to evoke physical qualities, and when these take on symbolic resonance the result is superb. . . . [This] collection as a whole is a splendid achievement" (The Guardian).