HUGHES (TED) The Hawk in the Rain, first American edition, PRE-PUBLICATION PRESENTATION INSCRIPTION, ALL INSCRIBED BY HUGHES TO HIS SISTER, FIRST EDITIONS  and publisher's cloth unless otherwise stated, 8vo; and 4 others, all inscribed by Hughes to his sister, including 3 works edited by Hughes, and works by W.H. Auden, and Idris Shah (22)
Lot 329
HUGHES (TED)
The Hawk in the Rain, first American edition, PRE-PUBLICATION PRESENTATION INSCRIPTION, ALL INSCRIBED BY HUGHES TO HIS SISTER, FIRST EDITIONS and publisher's cloth unless otherwise stated, 8vo; and 4 others, all inscribed by Hughes to his sister, including 3 works edited by Hughes, and works by W.H. Auden, and Idris Shah (22)
Sold for £ 4,750 (US$ 6,293) inc. premium

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The Property of Frieda Hughes
HUGHES (TED)
The Hawk in the Rain, first American edition, PRE-PUBLICATION PRESENTATION INSCRIPTION, dated 27 August 1957, no dust-jacket [Sagar/Tabor A1b], New York, 1957; Lupercal, PRE-PUBLICATION PRESENTATION INSCRIPTION, dated 4 March 1960, dust-jacket soiled with small losses to spine and corners [Sagar/Tabor A3a.1]], 1960; Meet My Folks, PRE-PUBLICATION PRESENTATION INSCRIPTION, dated 1 April 1961, dust-jacket with sprinkled stains on lower cover [Sagar/Tabor A4a], 1961; Recklings, NUMBER 130 OF 150 COPIES, inscription dated January 1967, dust-jacket [Sagar/Tabor A10], Turret Books, 1961; Scapegoats and Rabies, LIMITED TO APPROXIMATELY 400 COPIES, PRE-PUBLICATION INSCRIPTION, dated 1 May 1967, publisher's wrappers [Sagar/Tabor A11], Poet & Printer, 1967; Wodwo, PRE-PUBLICATION PRESENTATION INSCRIPTION, dated 21 April 1967, dust-jacket [Sagar/Tabor A12a.1], 1967; Wodwo, first American edition, dust-jacket fire-smoked [Sagar/Tabor A12a.2], New York, 1967; A Crow Hymn, LIMITED TO 100 COPIES, inscription dated 23 March 1970, publisher's wrappers [Sagar/Tabor A20], Farnham, Sceptre Press, 1970; The Martydom of Bishop Farrar, first separate printing, limited to 100 copies, inscribed "To Olwyn... 3rd March 70. For the rose, the thorn is watered", publisher's wrappers, small stain on upper cover [Sagar/Tabor A21a.1], Crediton, Richard Gilbertson, [1970]; Crow. From the Life and Songs of the Crow, PRE-PUBLICATION PRESENTATION INSCRIPTION, WITH A LARGE INK DRAWING OF A SALAMANDAR, dated 20 September 1970, dust-jacket soiled [Sagar/Tabor A25a.1], 1970; Crow Wakes, LIMITED TO APPROXIMATELY 230 COPIES, THIS COPY INSCRIBED "AUTHOR'S COPY NO.2" and signed by Hughes in 2 places, publisher's boards [Sagar/Tabor A28], Poet & Printer, 1971; Shakespeare's Poem, LIMITED TO 150 COPIES, stitched as issued in gate-fold wrappers [Sagar/Tabor A30], Lexham Press, 1971; Eclipse, NUMBER 58 OF 250 COPIES [Sagar/Tabor A49], 1976; Sunstruck, NUMBER 272 OF 400 COPIES, [Sagar/Tabor A53], 1977; A Solstice, NUMBER 140 OF 350 COPIES, [Sagar/Tabor A55], 1978, these 3 publisher's wrappers, Knotting, Sceptre Press; Shakespeare and the Goddess of Complete Being, PRE-PUBLICATION PRESENTATION COPY, inscription dated 9 March 1992, dust-jacket [Sagar/Tabor A97a.1], 1992; The Iron Woman, oil stain at upper gutter margin, small loss to spine, without the dust-jacket [Sagar/Tabor A103a.1], 1993; Difficulties of a Bridegroom, dust-jacket [Sagar/Tabor A111a.1], 1995, ALL INSCRIBED BY HUGHES TO HIS SISTER, FIRST EDITIONS and publisher's cloth unless otherwise stated, 8vo; and 4 others, all inscribed by Hughes to his sister, including 3 works edited by Hughes, and works by W.H. Auden, and Idris Shah (22)

Footnotes

  • A COLLECTION OF 22 WORKS, ALL INSCRIBED BY TED HUGHES TO HIS SISTER OLWYN, mostly "with love Ted", many with pre-publication inscriptions. Writing to Olwyn from America in 1957 shortly before publication of his The Hawk in the Rain Hughes commented "Your remarks about the poems are always important to me & good" (Letters, Faber, 2007, p.128), and throughout his career her opinion was important to him. From 1963 onwards she acted as his agent, and collaborated with him on books published by The Rainbow Press.
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