Over 300 items, including first editions, presentation and signed copies, limited editions, proofs, pamphlets, holiday cards, and broadsides from an important collection. Featuring all three issues of Heaney’s first separately published work, Eleven Poems; a first edition of Door into the Dark inscribed to Derek Mahon; Clearances inscribed to James O’Halloran with twelve lines of verse; and much more.
James O’Halloran was a passionate collector of Irish literature and poetry. A longtime Grolier Club member, he co-curated To Set the Darkness Echoing: An Exhibition of Irish Literature, 1950-2000 in 2002 with Stephen Enniss and Ronald Schuchard.
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