PLATH (SYLVIA) The Bell Jar, FIRST EDITION, Heinemann, [1963]
Lot 174
PLATH (SYLVIA)
The Bell Jar, FIRST EDITION, Heinemann, [1963]
Sold for £2,500 (US$ 3,217) inc. premium

Lot Details
[PLATH (SYLVIA)]
The Bell Jar, FIRST EDITION, a few light spots on fore-edges, publisher's black cloth, dust-jacket (unclipped, slightly frayed or rubbed at extremities, affecting "Victoria" at head of spine, vertical crease to rear flap, light blue smudge on lower cover), 8vo, Heinemann, [1963]

Footnotes

  • First edition of Plath's only novel, published under the pseudonym Victoria Lucas on 14 January 1963, less than a month before her death.

    Provenance: "Winifred Davies, Long Meadow, [North Tawton], Feb. 1963", inscription inside upper cover - see above for relationship with Plath; by descent to her son Garnett, the vendor.
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