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Seamus Heaney

Seamus Heaney, the Irish poet, is widely considered one of the greatest poets of the 20th century. He is famous for his works such as 'Death of a Naturalist,' 'North,' and 'The Spirit Level.' His writings often explored the Irish landscape, history, and identity, and were characterized by their lyrical language and vivid imagery. Browse our selection of Seamus Heaney rare books now, including first editions and signed copies. 

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  • North.

    HEANEY, Seamus.
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    Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper. With the author's signed, presentation inscription to the front free endpaper on the day of pub...

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  • Eleven Poems.

    HEANEY, Seamus.
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    First edition of Heaney's rare first published work, with the notice for his 'first book of poems, Death of a Naturalist' to be published in Sprin...

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  • The Testament of Cresseid.

    HEANEY, Seamus; O'DONOGHUE, Hughie (artist); CARTER, Sebastian (designer).
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    A faithful rendering of a 15th century poem originally composed in the Scots language by Robert Henryson, here given fresh new life through the re...

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  • The Midnight Verdict.

    HEANEY, Seamus.
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    With the author's signed presentation inscription to the title page, "for Mary - 'lighting sky and heart' Seamus". A spectacular copy of the scarc...

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  • Door Into the Dark.

    HEANEY, Seamus.
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    An exceptionally attractive copy of the author's second major collection.First edition, first impression; 8vo; publisher's black cloth, titles to ...

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  • Spelling it Out: in honour of Brian Friel on his 80th birthday.

    HEANEY, Seamus.
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    An acrostic by chapter, Heaney works his way through the ten letters that constitute his subject's name. A touching and eloquent tribute to a trul...

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  • The Spirit Level.

    HEANEY, Seamus.
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    Presentation copy. With the author's signed presentation inscription on the title page, 'for Mary Keep up the level Seamus Heaney'.First US edition...

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  • Seeing Things.

    HEANEY, Seamus.
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    With the author's signed presentation inscription on the title page, 'for Mary with fondest wishes Seamus Heaney'.First US edition, first impressi...

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  • De geloofwaardigheid van de poezie [in] De Gids.No. 3.

    HEANEY, Seamus [Contributes].
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    Signed by Heaney at his contribution. Loosely inserted is a letter from Peter Fallon to the previous owners despatching this and several other ite...

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  • Statement about his adjudication [in] New Poetry 36.

    HEANEY, Seamus [Contributes].
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    Signed by Heaney at his contribution. Heaney was one of the panel of judges which instigated this publication.First edition, first impression; sig...

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  • Would They Had Stay'd [in] Poetry Review. Vol.87 No. 4.

    HEANEY, Seamus [Contributes].
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    One issue of the long running and influential periodical of London's Poetry Society. Signed by Heaney at his contribution.First edition, first imp...

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  • The Place of Writing. Introduction by Ronald Schuchard.

    HEANEY, Seamus.
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    No equivalent edition was issued in the UK.First edition, first impression, 3000 copies printed; 8vo; original blue cloth, titles to upper board a...

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  • From Squarings [in] Agni 29/30.

    HEANEY, Seamus [Contributes].
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    Squarings is a very important middle period sequence - all manifestations of it are worthy of attention.First edition, first impression; 8vo; orig...

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  • The Anthology of Popular Verse.

    HEANEY, Seamus [contributes].
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    Bit of a schlocky kind of publication, but our Seamus is included, by way of the reprinting of The Forge from Door Into the Dark. Issued without d...

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  • Clifden Community Arts Festival 2010.

    HEANEY, Seamus [Programme].
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    Heaney was a prime mover behind this extraordinary arts festival. Not only through his poetry readings and talks but also by dint of the sheer wei...

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  • Clifden Community Arts Festival 2009.

    HEANEY, Seamus [Programme].
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