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by Heaney, Seamus

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About This Item

London: Faber and Faber, 1975. Uncorrected Proof. Very Good. Advance uncorrected proof of the first British edition. Bound in publisher's blue wraps printed in black with review slip laid in. From the library of Irish writer Francis Stuart, with presentation inscription on the half-title from Ted Hickey reading, "For Francis Stuart from Ted Hickey 18 June 1975," five days prior to the publication date according to the penciled notation on the review slip. A further inscription in another hand reads, "Ted Hickey, Belfast. 26 March 1975." Hickey was Keeper of Art at the Ulster Museum when he commissioned a portrait of Seamus Heaney to be painted by Edward McGuire, which would be used on the rear cover of the dust jacket of the first edition. Very Good, spine toned and with two tiny droplet stains, a bit of wear to wraps. Corners bumped. A scarce, advance format of an early work by Seamus Heaney, with a nice association.


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Heaney, Seamus
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Uncorrected Proof
Faber and Faber
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Advance Uncorrected Proof, Ted Hickey, Francis Stuart, Ulster Museum, Ulster, Ireland, Irish Writers, Edward McGuire
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