First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author. Original dark green boards, with white lettering to the spine, in dustwrapper. A near fine copy, tight and square, showing minimal rubbing to the foot of the spine. The dustwrapper is slightly faded to the spine and slightly frayed to the top edges. There is a one centimetre pen mark to the outer edge of the front panel. Not price-clipped and correctly priced (£12.99) to the front flap.
Inscribed "To Pat / love from / Alice O." in blue ink to the half title. The follow-up to the poet's T. S. Eliot Prize-winning "Dart" (2002), "Woods Etc." shares that volume's penetrating and patient apprehension of the natural world. It was shortlisted for both T. S. Eliot and Forward Prizes. Provenance: from the library of the multi-award winning poet Pat Borthwick.
Stock code: 17860