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HUGHES, Ted.

Prometheus on His Crag.

21 Poems with a Drawing by Leonard Baskin.

London : 1973 Stock Code: 125737
£750.00
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Notes

First edition, signed limited issue, number 25 of 160 copies signed by the author and artist. This copy is from the library of Frieda Hughes, daughter of Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath, though unmarked as such. This work is described by Ted Hughes as "a numb poem about numbness" in which "Prometheus eventually comes to terms with the vulture which torments him and transforms it into the midwife of his reborn self" (ODNB).

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Description

Octavo. Original purple crushed morocco by Zaehnsdorf, spine lettered in gilt, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Housed in the original grey cloth slipcase.

Illustrations

Engraved frontispiece signed in pencil by Leonard Baskin.

Condition

A fine copy.

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