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PLATH, Sylvia.

The Bed Book.

Published: New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1976

Stock code: 109586

Price: £185

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First US edition, first printing. It was first published in the UK earlier the same year. One of three long children’s poems written by Plath, this is a lively poem about a set of unusual beds, and was composed during her first pregnancy, though it was not published until 13 years after her death.

Quarto. Original pictorial boards, titles to spine and front board white, blue endpapers. With the dust jacket. Illustrated throughout by Emily Arnold McCully. An excellent copy in the bright jacket with tear to head of spine panel and tape repair to verso.

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