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21st May 2013
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20: Death of a Naturalist

Seamus Heaney:

London: Faber And Faber, 1966

8vo, first edition, original green cloth lettered in gilt on spine, dust-jacket

The Nobel Laureate’s first book, preceded only by the pamphlet Eleven Poems, which had established him as an arresting and unique voice.

Winner of the 1967 Cholmondeley Award, the 1966 Gregory Award, and both the Somerset Maugham Award and the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize in 1968.

Annotated on 13 pages. Approximately 260 words.

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