Dublin: Hieroglyph Editions Ltd, 1991. First edition. From an edition of 100 copies, this is one of 60 that were offered for sale. Illustrated with four lithographs by Felim Egan, who designed the book. Signed by Heaney and Egan. This is the first separate appearance of twelve poems from the 48-poem sequence collected in Seeing Things. The idea for the collaboration between Heaney and Egan took shape between 1986 and 1988, and after Heaney saw how well his sequence of poems fit with Egan’s approach, he described both as “an attempt to catch at something fleet and promising.” The complete sequence of 48 poems was eventually published in 2003 by the Arion Press. This is a fine copy in the publisher’s binding of natural calf with the cover title stamped in blind. Housed in the original cloth solander case, which shows minor wear. Item #27457
(Brandes & Durkan A51).