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PLATH, Sylvia.

First editions, signed first editions and rare books such as Ariel and The Colossus by Sylvia Plath.

Sylvia Plath (1932–1963) was an American poet, the author of Ariel andThe Bell Jar. Already an ambitious and gifted author in her teens, Plath entered Smith College in 1950 and as a junior was awarded an editorship at Mademoiselle Magazine in New York. 

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  1. 126085comp
    First edition, first impression of Tares; first edition, fourth impression of Song. Presentation copies from Ted Hughes to Sylvia Plath, each inscribed respectively on the front free endpaper: "To Sylvia on her birthday, with love, from Ted, Oct 27th 1961" and "To Sylvia on her birthday, from Ted, with love, October 27th... Learn More
    £5,750

    Stock Code: 126085

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  2. 130027
    First edition, first impression. This copy from the library of Alice Mackenzie Swaim (1911-1996), with her book label on the front pastedown. Swaim was a successful poet, published in The New York Times, The American Bard, Modern Images, and more, and wrote as a poetry critic for the American Poetry League and the National... Learn More
    £1,500

    Stock Code: 130027

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  3. 67961
    Galley proof of the first printing of five of Plath's previously unpublished poems, comprising: "Complaint of the Crazed Queen"; "Battle-scene from the comic operatic fantasy The Seafarer"; "Dialogue en route"; "Letter to a Purist"; and "Dream of the Hearse Driver". It seems to have been common practice to provide authors... Learn More
    £2,500

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  4. 68614
    First edition, first impression. One of five advance copies specially bound by the publisher, from a limited edition of 155 numbered copies. Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 68614

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  5. 125748
    First edition, first impression. This copy is from the library of Frieda Hughes, daughter of Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes, though unmarked as such. Johnny Panic was edited by Hughes and consists of short prose works by Plath. Learn More
    £250

    Stock Code: 125748

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  6. 125874
    First edition, limited issue, number 135 of 140 copies, of which 100 copies were for general sale. This copy is from the library of Frieda Hughes, daughter of Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes, though unmarked as such. Learn More
    £675

    Stock Code: 125874

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  7. 126087comp
    First edition thus, first impression, inscribed by Ted Hughes on the front free endpaper, "For Oona and Terence, with much love from Ted, January 1982". There are also a number of corrections written in Hughes's hand on the same page, "Leap - Page 57, her - 269 anesthetised?, o - P59" as well as occasional ink annotations,... Learn More
    £2,250

    Stock Code: 126087

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