DICKINSON (EMILY) Love Poems and Others, SYLVIA PLATH'S COPY, Mount Vernon, NY, Peter Pauper Press, [1948?]
Lot 304
DICKINSON (EMILY)
Love Poems and Others, SYLVIA PLATH'S COPY, Mount Vernon, NY, Peter Pauper Press, [1948?]
Sold for £ 2,250 (US$ 3,018) inc. premium

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The Property of Frieda Hughes
DICKINSON (EMILY)
Love Poems and Others, SYLVIA PLATH'S COPY, with her Wellesley School prize label on front free endpaper, publisher's patterned boards, slipcase with printed label on upper cover (2 joints split, slightly worn), 8vo, Mount Vernon, NY, Peter Pauper Press, [1948?]

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  • SYLVIA PLATH'S COPY OF THE POEMS OF EMILY DICKINSON, awarded to her as First Prize for "Excellence in English Expression" by the Wellesley Club, Wellesley High School on 4 June 1948. Years later, on 25 October 1962, Plath wrote to her brother Warren reporting that the influential British poet and critic A. Alvarez said that she was "the first woman poet he's taken seriously since Emily Dickinson! Needless to say, I'm delighted...". Inevitably Plath and Dickinson, as two great American female poets, have often been spoken of in the same breath; Ted Hughes himself wrote in May 1966 that "I've just finished re-reading all Emily Dickinson for a small selection, and my final feeling is that she comes quite a way behind Sylvia" (The Letters, vol. 1, Faber, 2007, p.258).
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