Shakespeare and the Goddess of Complete Being.London: Faber and Faber, 1992 Stock Code: 125908
First edition, first impression. Presentation copy to the author's sister Olwyn Hughes, inscribed on the front free endpaper: "For Olwyn love Ted 9th March 1992". The inscription precedes the book's publication date, on 13 April 1992, by a month. 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.
Octavo. Original dark blue cloth, spine lettered in gilt. With the dust jacket.
Spine ends lightly bumped, light finger-soiling to first and final couple of leaves, pp. 106-7 soiled in gutter, else a very good copy in the dust jacket, a little soiled and creased, slightly stained at extremities.
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