First edition, first printing. Original black cloth with gilt lettering to the spine, in dustwrapper. A fine copy, tight and square, immaculate but for a few barely visible spots to the top of the page block. In the equally fine, unclipped dustwrapper, correctly priced (£18.99) the front flap. A bright, attractive copy.
Published to mark the poet's eightieth birthday, this is an expanded version of the Collected Poems issued in 1985. MacCaig's poetry is, in the words of Seamus Heaney quoted on the dustwrapper, "an ongoing education in the marvellous possibilities of lyric poetry". Provenance: from the library of the multi-award winning poet Pat Borthwick.
Stock code: 17862