Limited edition of Tao by Irish poet Michael Hartnett, inscribed by the author.
Octavo, 20pp. Black boards with creme spine, title stamped in gilt on spine. Stated “published, in an edition limited to 500 copies” on copyright page. Black endpapers. Sound binding, clean text. Spine ends lightly bumped, boards bowed outward. Inscribed by the author on the half-title: “…for their hospitality to a stranger. Mar 73 / Michael Hartnett.” Part of inscription is covered by correction tape. In publisher’s original dust jacket, retail price on front flap, toning to interior, top edge rubbed, chipping to top spine end with a small closed tear at joint. A nice example.
This work was first published in the Dublin literary magazine Arena in 1964.