HUGHES, Ted.

Meet My Folks.

London: Faber and Faber, 1961 Stock Code: 125956
£2,250.00
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Presentation copy to his sister

First edition, first impression, presentation copy of Hughes's first book of children's verse, inscribed by him to his sister Olwyn Hughes, "To Olwyn with love from Ted April 1st, 1961", on the front free endpaper, six days prior to publication. 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 illustrated boards, titles to front cover and spine in red and blue. With dust jacket.

Illustrations

Illustrated by George Adamson.

Condition

Slight separation between gatherings A and B, else a very good copy in the dust jacket, rear panel stained, slight chipping at head of spine and tips.

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