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Death Of A Naturalist : Signed By The Author With A Quotation From ‘Personal Helicon’ by  Seamus Heaney - Signed First Edition - 1966 - from Ashton Rare Books ABA, PBFA, ILAB (SKU: 111111111131)

Death Of A Naturalist : Signed By The Author With A Quotation From ‘Personal Helicon’

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Death Of A Naturalist : Signed By The Author With A Quotation From ‘Personal Helicon’: Heaney's first commercially published collection of poetry and winner of the Somerset Maugham prize

by Heaney, Seamus

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  • hardcover
  • Signed
  • First
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About This Item

The First UK Printing published by Faber and Faber, London in 1966. The BOOK is in near Fine condition and appears unread. A very sharp copy. The WRAPPER is complete and is near Fine condition with just a little fading of the pink colouring to the spine and a little edge wear at the upper spine tip. The wrapper looks very attractive in the removable Brodart archival cover. The book has been signed by Seamus Heaney to the title page: 'Seamus Heaney, inscribed for Norman Todhunter - "To Set The Darkness Echoing" '. The quotation is the last line from the poem 'Personal Helicon' which is the last poem in this collection and was dedicated to fellow poet Michael Longley. 'Helicon, a mountain in Greece, is a sacred site in Greek mythology, said to have been favoured by the nine Muses – or Goddesses - who shared their divine gifts with mortals. It is the location of the Hippocrene spring which, in legend, is a source of poetic inspiration. In 'Personal Helicon', Seamus Heaney talks about his childhood fascination with wells and old pumps, and how, like so many of his childhood experiences and memories, they were a source for his poetic inspiration: becoming his 'Personal Helicon' (Seamus Heaney HomePlace). The Nobel Laureate's first commercially published collection of poetry and winner of the Somerset Maugham prize. Housed in a custom slipcase with silk ties. Very scarce with such attributes. Ashton Rare Books welcomes direct contact.

Synopsis

Death of a Naturalist is a collection of poems written by Irish Nobel laureate Seamus Heaney. The collection was Heaney's second major published volume, and includes ideas which he had presented at meetings of The Belfast Group. It won the Cholmondeley Award, the Gregory Award, the Somerset Maugham Award, and the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize.

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Bookseller
Ashton Rare Books ABA, PBFA, ILAB GB (GB)
Bookseller Inventory #
111111111131
Title
Death Of A Naturalist : Signed By The Author With A Quotation From ‘Personal Helicon’
Author
Heaney, Seamus
Book condition
Used - Near Fine
Jacket condition
Near Fine
Quantity available
1
Edition
First UK Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Faber and Faber
Place of Publication
UK
Date published
1966
Keywords
Heaney, irish, Nobel

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About Ashton Rare Books ABA, PBFA, ILAB

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