First edition, first printing. Original light grey cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. An excellent near fine copy, the binding firm, the contents clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the price-clipped dustwrapper which is very lightly nicked at the head of the spine.
The first edition was published on 3rd June 1974 in an edition of 6,142 copies which according to Charles Monteith, sold out in three weeks, a record, in Faber's experience, for a cased volume of new verse. (Bloomfield A10a).
Stock code: 18544