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HUGHES, Ted.

A Primer of Birds....

Woodcuts by Leonard Baskin.

Availability: In stock

Published: Devon The Gehenna Press, 1981

Stock Code: 125873

£3,000
signed
OR On display in 100 Fulham Road

Notes

First edition, signed limited issue, presentation copy, inscribed by the author to his sister on the front free endpaper, "For Olwyn, with love Xmas 1981 from Carol and Ted", and with an original unpublished 19-line manuscript poem on a rear blank entitled "Some Spare Cormorant for Olwyn". Number 151 of 250 copies signed by both the author and artist. Hughes was very close to his sister Olwyn. After Plath's suicide in 1963 Olwyn helped to bring up their children, became her brother's literary agent, established the Rainbow Press with Ted in 1971 to produce fine press editions of his works, and remained devoted to him her entire life. This copy is from the library of Frieda Hughes, daughter of Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath, though unmarked as such.

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Description

Tall octavo. Original marbled boards, white paper labels to spine and front board lettered in black and red, top edge trimmed, others uncut.

Illustrations

With 6 woodcuts, one printed in colour.

Condition

A fine copy.

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