Difficulties of a Bridegroom.London: Faber and Faber, 1995 Stock Code: 125857
First edition, first impression. Presentation copy from the author to his sister Olwyn Hughes, inscribed on the front free endpaper: "For Olwyn with love from Ted October 1995". 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. Published three years before Hughes's death, Difficulties of a Bridegroom gathers together eight prose stories and a radio play written over the previous four decades.
Octavo. Original blue cloth, spine lettered in white. With dust jacket.
A very good copy in the dust jacket, foot of spine panel lightly stained, rear panel a little soiled, verso stained at foot.
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