Rain-Charm for the Duchy and Other Laureate Poems.London: Faber and Faber, 1992 Stock Code: 146331
First edition, trade issue, presentation copy inscribed on the front free endpaper "For Dorothy and Ben, with much love, Ted, 28 August 1992," followed by a short poem, "The Royalist / Is afraid / The Queen's a pin / In a hand-grenade," and with a small correction in Hughes's hand to p. 7.
Tall octavo. Original dark blue boards, spine lettered in gilt. With dust jacket.
Corners minimally bumped, the binding otherwise sharp, internally crisp. A near-fine copy in the near-fine jacket, minor rubbing to corners, not price-clipped, notably unfaded.
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