First edition, first printing. Inscribed and dated by the author. Original green cloth with gilt lettering to the spine, in dustwrapper. A near fine copy, the binding square and firm, the contents clean and fresh throughout. Complete with the very good illustrated dustwrapper which shows minor rubbing and a few nicks to edges and extremities; three tiny black spots are visible to the spine panel, which is moderately faded (only affecting the still decipherable red lettering assigned to the title, however). Neatly price-clipped. A nice copy.
Signed and inscribed in black ink on the title page "To Pat, / warm wishes / Michael Longley / Ty Newydd / October 2006". Effectively the poet's first Collected Poems, gathering together his first four volumes and a final section of new poems. Tipped in are three A4 printed pages containing poems by Edwin Morgan, Peter Didsbury and James Schuyler. Provenance: from the library of the multi-award winning poet Pat Borthwick.
Stock code: 17857