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PLATH, Sylvia.

Collected Poems....

Edited by Ted Hughes.

Availability: In stock

Published: London Faber and Faber, 1981

Stock Code: 126087

£2,250
signed
OR On display in 43 Dover Street

Notes

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, also in Hughes's hand, in the text. Inscribed copies of this work, which won Plath her posthumous Pulitzer Prize in 1982, are scarce.
Terence McCaughey (1936-2016) was a close friend of Hughes, whom he met at Pembroke College, Cambridge, and delivered the address at Hughes's funeral in 1998. 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

Octavo. Original blue cloth, spine lettered in silver. With the dust jacket.

Condition

Head and foot of boards slightly faded, pale foxing to a couple of pages. A very good copy in the somewhat rubbed and creased jacket, chips to head of spine and tips.

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