First Edition of The Haw Lantern; Signed by Nobel Prize-Winning Poet Seamus Heaney
The Haw Lantern.
Item Number: 4177
London: Faber & Faber, 1987.
First British edition of the poets seventh collection. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Seamus Heaney on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
"More than any other poet since Wordsworth he can make us understand that the outside world is not outside, but what we are made of" (John Carey, Sunday Times).
Other Books by this Author
"Who Is Content Only With The Right Word": First Edition of Death of a Naturalist; Inscribed by Seamus Heaney to his Aunt
London: Faber and Faber, 1966.
First edition of Heaney’s first major published volume. Octavo, original green cloth with titles to the spine in gilt. Inscribed by the author to his aunt in a contemporary hand, “For Aunt Annie: who is content only with the right word. Love, Seamus.” Additionally signed by Heaney in full on the title page. Fine in very good dust jacket with sunning to the pink portion of the spine and some overall wear. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Association copies of this caliber seldom enter the market.
"to set the darkness echoing": First American Edition of Death of a Naturalist; Warmly Inscribed by Seamus Heaney
New York: Oxford University Press, 1966.
First American edition of Heaney’s first major published volume. Octavo, original green cloth. Inscribed by the author on the title page, “For Steve with gratitude-“to set the darkness echoing”19th March 1970 Seamus Heaney.” Fine in a near fine dust jacket that shows some fading to the pink portion of the spine panel.
"Behaviour that's admired is the path to power among people everywhere": First Edition of Beowulf; Signed by Seamus Heaney
New York: Farrar, Straus Giroux, 1999.
First edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Signed by the Seamus Heaney on the title page.
New York: Oxford University Press, 1969.
First American edition of the author’s second book. Octavo, original black cloth. Signed by Seamus Heaney on the title page. Fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket with two closed tears to the front panel. A very sharp example.
First Edition of Robert Henryson The Testament of Cresseid & Seven Fables; Signed by Nobel Prize-Winning Poet Seamus Heaney
London: Faber & Faber, 2009.
First British edition. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Seamus Heaney on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a closed tear to the front panel.
Belfast: Festival Publications, 1965.
First edition, third issue. Octavo, original green wrappers as issued. In near fine condition. Signed by Seamus Heaney on the front cover.
"I am a woman searching for her savagery even though its doomed": First edition of June Jordan's Passion; Inscribed by her
Boston: Beacon Press, 1980.
First edition of this collection of the poetry of African-American poet June Jordan. Octavo, original illustrated wrappers as issued. Presentation copy, inscribed by the poet on the front free endpaper, “1984 for Richard Lautz, wishing you courage and joy, always, J. Jordan.” Photograph of Jordan by Sara Miles. In near fine condition. Uncommon signed and inscribed.
"No hands have wrought my monument; no weeds will hide the nation's footpath to its site": First New Directions edition of Nabokov's Three Russian Poets: Selections from Pushkin, Lermontov and Tyutchev
New York: New Directions Books, 1944.
First edition this collection of Nabokov’s translations of the major Russian poets. Octavo, original boards. Very good in a very good dust jacket.
"These woods are lovely, dark and deep, But I have promises to keep, And miles to go before I sleep, And miles to go before I sleep": Robert Frosts New Hampshire; Signed and dated by Him
New York: Henry Holt & Company, 1923.
Early printing of Robert Frost’s first Pulitzer Prize-winning collection. Octavo, original cloth, woodcuts by J.J. Lankes. Signed and dated by the author on the half-title page, “Robert Frost Pittsburg (sic) 1929.” In near fine condition. A sharp example of one of Frost’s most well-known works, one that includes, “Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening.”
"Meantime, it happens to my mortification that painters are just now making a desolation of my house": Rare autograph letter written and signed by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Autographed letter handwritten and signed by Ralph Waldo Emerson. One page, folded and written on both the front and back of the page. The letter reads, “Concord Tuesday Morning 28 June My Dear Sir, I am very happy to hear that my greeting from Miss de Quincey is on its way to me: and I am glad to know that yourself, of whom I had already heard will be the bearer. Meantime, it happens to my mortification that painters are just now making a desolation of my house. Tomorrow my plight will be no better. I think I will come & see you tomorrow afternoon, & we will consent on the best time for me to show you our Concord meadows. I will look for you at the Revere House tomorrow mid-day at 5 1/2 o’ clock in which good hope I am yours respectfully, R.W. Emerson N. Pinder, Esq.” In very good condition. Double matted and framed with a portrait of Emerson. The entire piece measures 14 inches by 20 inches, with an opening in the back of the frame to view the verso of the letter.