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The Colossus
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PLATH, Sylvia.

The Colossus

and other poems.

Published: London: Heinemann, 1960

Stock code: 91020

Price: £2,750

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First edition, first impression. The Colossus was the only regularly published work by Plath published under her own name in her lifetime and it became one of the most influential first books of poetry of the post-war period. Plath’s novel, The Bell Jar, was published under the pseudonym “Victoria Lucas.”

Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine gilt, publisher’s device to rear board in blind. With the dust jacket. With contemporary gift inscription on front free endpaper. A fine copy in a very good jacket with slightly rubbed and tanned extremities, a few nicks and chips to spine ends and corners.

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