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HUGHES, Ted.

Crow....

From the Life and Songs of the Crow.

Availability: In stock

Published: London Faber and Faber, 1970

Stock Code: 125957

£2,750
signed
OR On display in 100 Fulham Road

Notes

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 of weeks. Mostly written between 1966 and 1969, following a barren period after the suicide of Sylvia Plath, Crow marked a literary shift for Hughes, where he abandoned many of his previous poetic devices. Hughes would later describe the work as his masterpiece.
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.

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Description

Octavo. Original black cloth, spine lettered in gilt. With the dust jacket illustrated by Leonard Baskin.

Condition

Spine ends lightly bumped, a few tiny marks to covers, else a very good copy in the dust jacket, a little soiled, very slightly chipped and creased at extremities.

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