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HUGHES, Ted.

Lupercal.

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Published: London Faber and Faber, 1960

Stock Code: 125866

£2,500
signed
OR On display in 43 Dover Street

Notes

First edition, first impression, presentation copy, inscribed by Hughes a week prior to the official publication date to his paternal uncle Walter and his family, "To Walter & Alice & Barbara with love from Ted March 11th, 1960", on the title page. Hughes received six author's copies on 23rd February from Faber (some three weeks before the official publication date). As this inscription is dated in the week prior to the book's publication, it is conceivable that this copy is one of those six. Loosely inserted is a copy of the poem 'Groom's Dream' (which also appears in Lupercal), as separately issued in stapled wrappers in November 1957 by The Grecourt Review, an undergraduate publication at Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts, where Sylvia Plath was teaching at the time.

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Description

Octavo. Original maroon cloth. With the dust jacket.

Condition

A near-fine copy in the jacket, toned with small losses at extremities of spine.

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