London: Rainbow Press, 1975. First edition. One of 150 copies signed by the author. With full page two-color illustrations by Barrie Cooke. Handsomely printed early limited edition prints eight poems thematically related to Heaney's poetic pursuit of the archaeology of Ireland's violent past. These poems were published a month ahead of their appearance in North. In the issue binding of marbled boards backed in burgundy morocco, and with a morocco-trimmed fore-edge. Title in gilt on spine, and in larger ornate script on upper cover. In the original coarse linen-covered slipcase, and housed within a green cloth folding case. Item #27455
(Brandes & Durkan A11).