HUGHES (TED) The Coming of the Kings and Others Plays, INSCRIBED ON THE DAY OF PUBLICATION, 21 September 1970, dust-jacket by Quentin Blake [Sagar/Tabor A23], 8vo and 4to; and 3 others by Hughes, or with contributions by him, all inscribed to Olwyn Hughes, together with 4 unsigned books and a photograph by Fay Godwin, signed by her on the mount and on verso of frame, 122 x 158mm. (24)
Lot 383
HUGHES (TED)
The Coming of the Kings and Others Plays, INSCRIBED ON THE DAY OF PUBLICATION, 21 September 1970, dust-jacket by Quentin Blake [Sagar/Tabor A23], 8vo and 4to; and 3 others by Hughes, or with contributions by him, all inscribed to Olwyn Hughes, together with 4 unsigned books and a photograph by Fay Godwin, signed by her on the mount and on verso of frame, 122 x 158mm. (24)
Sold for £ 2,125 (US$ 2,963) inc. premium

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The Property of Frieda Hughes
HUGHES (TED)
The Coming of the Kings and Others Plays, INSCRIBED ON THE DAY OF PUBLICATION, 21 September 1970, dust-jacket by Quentin Blake [Sagar/Tabor A23], 1970; Lupercal, later issue, inscription dated "May 1970", wrappers, 1970; Poetry in the Making, first American edition, PRE-PUBLICATION INSCRIPTION dated 21 September 1970 [Sagar/Tabor A14b], New York, 1970; Seneca's Oedipus. Adapted by Ted Hughes, first American edition, inscription dated December 1972 [Sagar/Tabor A16d], New York, 1972; Moon-Whales and Other Moon Poems, PRE-PUBLICATION INSCRIPTION dated 27 October 1976 [Sagar/Tabor A50], New York, 1976; Gaudette, PRE-PUBLICATION INSCRIPTION dated 22 April 1977, short tears to dust-jacket, 1977; Moon-Bells and Other Poems, inscription dated February 1978, publisher's pictorial boards [Sagar/Tabor A54], 1978; Remains of Elmet... Photographs by Fay Godwin, first trade edition, inscription dated 24 May 1979, wrappers [Sagar/Tabor A60b], 1979; Moortown, inscription dated "October 1979", wrappers [Sagar/Tabor A67], 1979; Flowers and Insects, inscription dated November 1986, colour illustrations by Leonard Baskin [Sagar/Tabor A91], 1986; Wolfwatching, INSCRIBED ON DAY OF PUBLICATION, "... Did we hit?/Or did we miss?/How do we come/To be doing this?..." [Sagar/Tabor A95], 1989; A Dancer to God. Tributes to T.S. Eliot, PRE-PUBLICATION INSCRIPTION dated 26 August 1992 [Sagar/Tabor A99], 1992; The Essential Shakespeare, inscribed "9th March 1992", New York, 1992; Three Books, inscription dated "June 1993", wrappers, 1993; Elmet... [with] Photographs by Fay Godwin, second trade edition, inscribed "New Year 1995", light dampstain at lower margin [Sagar/Tabor A60c], 1994; A March Calf, later issue, inscription dated "October 1995", wrappers, creased, 1995, ALL INSCRIBED BY HUGHES TO HIS SISTER OLWYN, unless otherwise stated first editions, publisher's cloth, dust-jackets, 8vo and 4to; and 3 others by Hughes, or with contributions by him, all inscribed to Olwyn Hughes, together with 4 unsigned books and a photograph by Fay Godwin, signed by her on the mount and on verso of frame, 122 x 158mm. (24)

Footnotes

  • Fay Godwin's photograph of sheep was published in Remains of Elmet (1979), illustrating Hughes's poem 'The Sluttiest Sheep in England'. In the copy of the book included in this lot, Hughes has added in manuscript 10 lines of verse to the poem 'Grouse-Butts'.

    Provenance: Olwyn Hughes, all but four books inscribed to her (mostly "with love Ted") by her brother; by descent to her niece Frieda Hughes.
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