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 Faber & Faber, London, 1980. First Edition. 224pp 8vo boards. Very good indeed in slightly edge-creased price-clipped dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # nq11975
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, London, 1980. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. 1st Edition. Book condition: VG/Fine with light dust to top closed page edges; small inscription to front blank endpaper. Dustjacket: Good with rubbing/nicks to corners; 1cm closed tear; small, faint mark to edge of spine; small scrape to spine; light smudges to rear; price intact. UK First Edition. Bookseller Inventory # 000705
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
Book Description London; Faber;, 1980. First edition, first printing of the author's collection of prose writing. Near fine, with an ex-libris plate on front paste down in near fine, slightly rubbed and also price clipped dustjacket. Bookseller Inventory # 18697
Book Description Faber and Faber. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. 0571116388 1980 Farrar Strauss Giroux hard cover - stated first edition - owner's name cut out of 1st page - very slight wear to edge of dust jacket (now in mylar cover) - some foxing to page edge - otherwise cover and binding like new contents clean - enjoy. Bookseller Inventory # UC-R468-7ITW
Book Description Faber & Faber, Gordonsville, Virginia, U.S.A., 1980. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+. First edition, First Printing. A beautiful copy with one modest chip to crown of jacket spine and very light sunning to exposed cloth at crown. Book. Bookseller Inventory # 008932