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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. Sculptor.

    Sculptor.

    [Northhampton, MA]: [1959]

    First edition. First printed in the Smith College magazine "The Grecourt Review" this 24 line poem is printed here in run of about 25 copies for the use of the author and editors. In our opinion although typically referred to as an offprint the removal of pagination and all all surrounding content elevates this rare little... Learn More
    £1,750

    Stock Code: 76566

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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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    Galley proof of the first printing of five of Plath's previously unpublished poems, comprising: "Complaint of the Crazed Queen"; "Battle-scene from the comic operatic fantasy The Seafarer"; "Dialogue en route"; "Letter to a Purist"; and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

    Stock Code: 67961

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  5. 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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  6. 126442
    First edition, limited issue, number 178 of 400 copies. This copy is from the library of Frieda Hughes, daughter of Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes, though unmarked as such. Learn More
    £275

    Stock Code: 126442

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  7. The Bed Book.
    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. Learn More
    £185

    Stock Code: 109586

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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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