The Tiger's Bones.
And Other Plays for Children. Illustrated by Alan E. Cober.New York: The Viking Press, 1974 Stock Code: 119990
First US edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "For Stephanie and Jimmy, with ten million thanks & love from Ted, July 1977". The recipients, Stephanie Bennett and James Mervis, hosted Ted Hughes during the New York blackout in July of that year, which resulted in city-wide looting. Stephanie Bennett is a film producer who works primarily on music documentaries. This work was originally published in the UK under the title The Coming of the Kings and Other Plays in 1970. The UK edition did not feature the play Orpheus, which was first published in 1971.
Octavo. Original pictorial laminated boards, titles to spine and front cover in pink, white, and black. With dust jacket.
Illustrated double-page title page and 5 full-page illustrations.
Minor rubbing to extremities, a little faint foxing to spine and top edge; a very good copy in the jacket with browned spine, faint foxing to front panel, nicks to extremities, short closed tears to ends of front flap fold, another to foot of spine.
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