Flowers and Insects
Some Birds and a Pair of Spiders. With drawings by Leonard Baskin.London: Faber & Faber, 1986 Stock Code: 125893
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 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.
Octavo. Original blue cloth, spine lettered in gilt. With dust jacket.
Colour illustrations in the text by Leonard Baskin.
A near-fine copy in the dust jacket, with tiny fading and soiling to spine panel and a couple of small marks on rear panel.
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