First impression with no subsequent printings noted. SIGNED by Seamus Heaney and dated December 1980 on front free endpaper. A fine copy in a dustjacket which is price-clipped and lightly worn with small chips at three corners. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory #
Nobel laureate Seamus Heaney's first collection of prose, Preoccupations, begins with a vivid account of his early years on his father's farm in Northern Ireland and his coming of age as a student and teacher in Belfast. Subsequent essays include critical work on Gerard Manley Hopkins, William Wordsworth, John Keats, Robert Lowell, William Butler Yeats, John Montague, Patrick Kavanagh, Ted Hughes, Geoffrey Hill, and Philip Larkin.
About the Author:
Seamus Heaney was born in 1939 in Northern Ireland. His award-winning books of poetry include The Haw Lantern (FSG, 1987), Seeing Things (FSG, 1991), and The Spirit Level (FSG, 1996). A resident of Dublin, he has taught at Oxford and Harvard.
Title: Preoccupations: Selected Prose, 1968 - 1978
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Publication Date: 1980
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Fine
Edition: First Edition.
Book Description Hardback. Book Condition: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Bookseller Inventory # GOR004974553
Book Description Hardback. Book Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Bookseller Inventory # GOR001602058
Book Description Faber & Faber, 1980. Gebundene Ausgabe. Book Condition: Akzeptabel. 208 Seiten Ehemaliges Bibliotheksexemplar ohne Schutzumschlag mit den üblichen Kennzeichnungen (z.B. Barcode und Inventarisierungsnummer); und sichtbaren Gebrauchsspuren; in der Regel foliiert (Umschlag aus selbstklebender Folie). Zustand unter Berücksichtigung des Alters akzeptabel. Tagesaktueller, sicherer und weltweiter Versand. Wir liefern grundsätzlich mit beiliegender Rechnung. 1171756.01 Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 789. Bookseller Inventory # 566987
Book Description Faber & Faber, 1980. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Includes dust jacket. Ex Library Book with usual stamps and stickers. A slight tan to the page edges. Jacket Condition: Good. Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Bookseller Inventory # mon0006860428
Book Description Faber & Faber, London, 1980. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. 1st. 224pp. Text block clear and bright. Pages unmarked. Slight signs of aging and shelf wear on edges and cover. Otherwise very good condition. Selling for Oxfam!. Bookseller Inventory # 012044
Book Description Faber & Faber, London, 1980. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 224pp. VG/VG. Blue cloth covered boards with bright gilt lettering on spine. Light spotting to top page edge. Touch of colour fade to cloth at top and lower edges of spine and part of top and lower board edges. Hint of shadow on end papers. No inscriptions. Tightly bound. Unclipped off-white dust jacket with black and blue lettering on face and spine. Slight sun darkening to spine. Shelf wear to top of spine and two tiny chips to lower edge of rear panel of dust jacket. All protected in archival wraps. Bookseller Inventory # 008274
Book Description Faber & Faber, 1980. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Minor shelf wear to blue cloth hardcover. Dust jacket has a bit of rubbing and soiling. Otherwise a tight, unmarked book. 224 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 036995
Book Description Faber and Faber, London, 1980. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. First Edition. A 1st Edition Hard Cover In Good Condition. Cover Boards are navy with gold text to the spine, has rubbing and browning to the edges. Binding is tight & strong. Small inscription on the front end-paper in black marker, browning & foxing to the pages. Dust jacket is complete, has wear & tear to the edges, browning & foxing throughout. Has been price clipped. Photos are supplied upon request. Due to weight a postal adjustment may be required. Bookseller Inventory # 06068
Book Description London; Faber;, 1980. First edition, first printing of the author's collection of prose writing. Very good (some minor foxing and some creased pages) in very good (two tears to top edge and cup stain to rear panel) dustjacket. Bookseller Inventory # 13460
Book Description Faber and Faber. First English edition, London, 1980. Hardcover/Hardback. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition. 8vo. Twenty pieces including: Yeats, Roethke, 'Englands of the Mind', MacDiarmid, 'Early Irish Nature Poetry', Robert Lowell, 'Belfast', Stevie Smith.Fine in dustwrapper with a nick at the crown of the spine. book. Bookseller Inventory # 44459