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All books are first printings of first editions or first American editions unless otherwise noted.

click for a larger image of item #33631, The Government of the Tongue NY, Farrar Straus Giroux, (1989). Selected prose, 1978-1987. Signed by Heaney in May, 1990, and with the ownership signature of James Tate. Foxing to edges of text block; near fine in a fine dust jacket. A nice association. [#033631] $250
click for a larger image of item #34418, Station Island London, Faber and Faber, (1984). The sixth book by the Nobel Prize-winning Irish author. This is the first issue, with no front free endpaper, and the half title being the first page inside the covers. From the library of poet James Tate, and with Tate's signature. Very faint edge foxing, else fine in a fine dust jacket. [#034418] $150
London, Faber and Faber, (1972). Second edition (first published in 1969). From the library of poet James Tate, and with Tate's signature. Fine in a fine, mildly spine-tanned dust jacket. [#034420] $45
NY, Farrar Straus Giroux, (1984). The first American edition of Heaney's translation of a medieval Irish poem. From the library of James Tate, and with James Tate's signature. Remainder mark to bottom edge. Near fine in a very good dust jacket with one long, internally tape-mended tear on the rear panel. [#034417] $25