Moortown Elegies.London, The Rainbow Press, 1978 Stock Code: 126485
NotesFirst edition, first impression, letter M of 26 extra-limited copies lettered A-Z, inscribed by the author on the limitation page to his sister, "For Olwyn, Ted Hughes". 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. This copy is from the library of Frieda Hughes, daughter of Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath, though unmarked as such.
Octavo. Original burnt orange morocco by Sangorski and Sutcliffe, raised bands to spine, lettered in gilt, gilt vignette to front cover by Baskin, decorative endpapers, extra binder's leaves as issued. Housed in the original fleece-lined cloth slipcase.
Black and white plate by Baskin.
A fine copy.
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