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  1. 125893comp
    First UK edition, first impression. Presentation copy to the author's sister Olwyn Hughes, inscribed on the half-title "For Olwyn - love from Ted November 1986". The American edition had been published in September 1986, the UK edition in October. Hughes was very close to his sister Olwyn. After Plath's suicide in 1963 Olwyn... Learn More
    £475

    Stock Code: 125893

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    Animal Poems.

    Crediton: [1967]

    First edition, one of 20 copies containing a manuscript poem, this copy with The Hawk in the Rain, additionally signed and numbered by the author, this being number 37, and bound in decorative wrappers. This edition was published with a total limitation of 100, of which six were bound in green morocco with each poem written... Learn More
    £2,750

    Stock Code: 134125

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  3. 130621

    Wodwo.

    London: 1967

    First edition, first impression. A collection of poems, short stories and a radio play, The Wound. Hughes described this work "as a single adventure, 'a descent into destruction' (Faas, 205)" (ODNB). Learn More
    £200

    Stock Code: 130621

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    Crow Wakes.

    Woodford Green, Essex: 1971

    First edition, first printing, one of the scarce 100 copies retained by the poet, which seldom come to market, this copy signed and numbered by Hughes not once but twice. The title page verso is signed "No 26 Ted Hughes" the front free endpaper is signed and numbered "Ted Hughes 44/88". The printer Alan Tarling informed... Learn More
    £500

    Stock Code: 117814

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    A Crow Hymn.

    Frensham, Surrey: 1970

    First edition, first impression, presentation copy, inscribed by the author to his sister in the month of its publication on the title page, "To Olwyn, with love from Ted, March 23rd 70". This is one of approximately eight copies that Sagar & Tabor record as being out of series. Otherwise the edition was limited to 100 copies,... Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 126112

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  6. 125129comp

    Crow Wakes.

    Woodford Green, Essex: 1971

    First edition, first printing, signed and numbered by Hughes not once but twice, one of the scarce 100 copies retained by the poet. The title page verso is signed "No. 28, Ted Hughes" and the front free endpaper signed and numbered "Ted Hughes 46/88". The printer Alan Tarling informed the bibliographers Sagar and Tabor that... Learn More
    £500

    Stock Code: 125129

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    Eclipse.

    Knotting, Bedfordshire: 1976

    Hughes was very close to his sister Olwyn. After Plath's..."> First edition, first impression, presentation copy, inscribed by the author to his sister a month after its publication on the title page, "For Olwyn, much love, Ted 24 Aug 76". This copy is number 58 of 250 copies, of which numbers 1-50 were signed by the author.
    Hughes was very close to his sister Olwyn. After Plath's... Learn More
    £750

    Stock Code: 126110

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  8. 125908comp
    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy to the author's sister Olwyn Hughes, inscribed on the front free endpaper: "For Olwyn love Ted 9th March 1992". The inscription precedes the book's publication date, on 13 April 1992, by a month. Hughes was very close to his sister Olwyn. After Plath's suicide in 1963 Olwyn... Learn More
    £500

    Stock Code: 125908

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  9. 125889comp
    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy to the author's sister Olwyn Hughes, inscribed on the front free endpaper: "For Olwyn much love from Ted 22nd April 77". 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,... Learn More
    £500

    Stock Code: 125889

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    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy to the author's sister Olwyn, inscribed on the front free endpaper on the day of publication: "For Olwyn / Did we hit? / Or did we miss?/ How do we come / To be doing this? / Love from me Ted 18 September 1989". The short poem, or extract thereof, could not be traced in... Learn More
    £450

    Stock Code: 125891

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  11. 125811comp
    First editions, first impressions, paperback issues. Dedication copies, both inscribed on the front free endpaper to the author's sister Olwyn Hughes: "For Olwyn with love Ted October 1995". Olwyn and Gerald, Hughes's brother, shared the dedication of the four Animal Poems books, with these two books being vols. II and III.... Learn More
    £350

    Stock Code: 125811

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  12. 125873comp
    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... Learn More
    £3,000

    Stock Code: 125873

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  13. 125878comp
    First edition, first printing, presentation copy, inscribed by the author to his sister on the front free endpaper, "To Olwyn with lots of love from Ted 27 Oct 76". 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... Learn More
    £450

    Stock Code: 125878

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    Wodwo.

    London: 1967

    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy from the author to his sister Olwyn Hughes, inscribed on the front free endpaper: "To Olwyn with love from Ted 21st April 1967". The inscription preceded the publication of the book, on 18 May 1967, by a month. Sagor and Tabor cite another copy inscribed to Hughes's brother... Learn More
    £2,000

    Stock Code: 125852

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    First edition, signed limited issue, number 38 of 226 copies signed by the author, of which 200 copies were for public sale. This copy is from the library of Frieda Hughes, daughter of Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath, with her ownership inscription on the front free endpaper. Learn More
    £500

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    Orts.

    London: 1978

    First edition, signed limited issue, number 161 of 200 copies signed by the author. This copy is from the library of Frieda Hughes, daughter of Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath, though unmarked as such. "Orts" is a Middle English word meaning scraps or leftovers. Many of the poems in this collection were left over from the unpublished... Learn More
    £500

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  17. 125737comp
    First edition, signed limited issue, number 25 of 160 copies signed by the author and artist. This copy is from the library of Frieda Hughes, daughter of Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath, though unmarked as such. This work is described by Ted Hughes as "a numb poem about numbness" in which "Prometheus eventually comes to terms... Learn More
    £750

    Stock Code: 125737

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    Sunstruck.

    Knotting: 1977

    First edition, limited issue, number 272 of 300 copies, of which the first 100 were signed. This copy, however, is also signed by the author on the limitation page and inscribed by him to his sister on the title page, "To Olwyn, with love from Ted". This copy is from the library of Frieda Hughes, daughter of Ted Hughes and... Learn More
    £450

    Stock Code: 126441

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    A Solstice.

    Knotting, Bedfordshire: 1978

    First edition, first impression, presentation copy, inscribed by the author to his sister in the month after its publication on the title page, "For Olwyn, with love from Ted, August 1978". This copy is number 140 of 350 copies, of which only the first 100 were to be signed by the poet; this copy is, however, also signed... Learn More
    £475

    Stock Code: 126111

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  20. 126113comp
    First edition, first impression, presentation copy, inscribed by the author to his sister Olwyn less than a month after its publication on the title page, "With love to Olwyn from Ted May 1st 1967". This is copy C of 26 copies lettered A-Z and signed by the author. A further 380 unsigned copies went on general sale. This... Learn More
    £750

    Stock Code: 126113

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    First edition, signed limited issue, number 123 of 180 copies numbered and signed by the author. This copy is from the library of Frieda Hughes, daughter of Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath, though unmarked as such. Learn More
    £675

    Stock Code: 126076

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    Crow.

    London: 1970

    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy from the author to his sister Olwyn Hughes, inscribed on the front free endpaper "To Olwyn with lots of love from Ted 30th Sept 70", surrounded by a hand-drawn long-tailed lizard upon a leaf. The inscription precedes the book's publication on the 12 October 1970 by a couple... Learn More
    £2,750

    Stock Code: 125957

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  23. 125777comp
    First edition, first impression, wrappered issue, presentation copy, inscribed by the author to his sister Olwyn on the first blank, "For Olwyn, With much love, Ted October 1979". This copy is from the library of Frieda Hughes, daughter of Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath, though unmarked as such. It was published simultaneously... Learn More
    £375

    Stock Code: 125777

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  24. 125848comp
    First edition, first impression, one of 6,000 unnumbered copies. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper: "Ted Hughes Feb 1979". From the author's retained stock, though unmarked as such. Learn More
    £200

    Stock Code: 125848

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    Crow Wakes.

    Woodford Green, Essex: 1971

    First edition, first printing, signed and numbered by Hughes not once but twice, one of the scarce 100 copies retained by the poet. The title page verso is signed "No. 25 Ted Hughes" and the front free endpaper signed and numbered "Ted Hughes 43/88". The printer Alan Tarling informed the bibliographers Sagar and Tabor that... Learn More
    £500

    Stock Code: 121344

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  26. 119994comp
    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "For Stephanie and Jimmy, and Michael in good time, with love, from Ted, July 1977". The recipients, Stephanie Bennett and James Mervis, hosted Ted Hughes during the New York blackout in July of that year, which resulted... Learn More
    £475

    Stock Code: 119994

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  27. Collected Poems.
    First edition, first impression. Number 191 of a limited edition of 200 copies specially bound by Smith Settle, Otley, West Yorkshire. With the loosely inserted publisher's limitation slip. Learn More
    £675

    Stock Code: 89818

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  28. 51997
    First separate edition, sole printing, being one of a small number of copies off-printed from the Grecourt Review for the use of the publisher and author. Sagar & Tabor write that "The Grecourt Review, like many other periodicals, provided contributors with offprints... They are identical with the magazine texts and of no... Learn More
    £450

    Stock Code: 51997

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  29. 51998

    Groom's Dream.

    [Northampton, MA: 1957]

    First edition, sole printing, of the poem that would be retitled "A Dream of Horses" in the collection Lupercal. This is one of a small number of copies off-printed from the Grecourt Review for the use of the publisher and author. Sagar & Tabor write that "The Grecourt Review, like many other periodicals, provided contributors... Learn More
    £475

    Stock Code: 51998

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