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PLATH, Sylvia.

Early unpublished poems.

[London], Times Literary Supplement, 31 July 1969 Stock Code: 67961
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Galley proof of the first printing of five of Plath's previously unpublished poems, comprising: "Complaint of the Crazed Queen"; "Battle-scene from the comic operatic fantasy The Seafarer"; "Dialogue en route"; "Letter to a Purist"; and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 or their agents with pulls for approval before final publication, and this pull was likely given to Ted Hughes. It was later sold by Alan Hancox of Cheltenham, a bookseller who was particularly close to Hughes and sold material obtained directly from him. Rare: just three other copies traced in OCLC.

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Description

Broadside, printed recto in black. Housed in a black box frame, glazed with UV-protective glass: 67 x 40 cm. Together with manila mailing envelope, addressed from Alan Hancox Fine Books, Cheltenham to Phoenix Bookshop, New York, attached to the rear of the frame, dated 2 February 1970.

Illustrations

Portrait of Plath in black and white.

Condition

Uniformly toned, slightly creased from folding, tiny puncture affecting two letters, closed tear along crease at bottom of leaf. In excellent condition.

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