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Fine Books, Manuscripts and Photographs / PLATH (SYLVIA) The Bell Jar by Victoria Lucas, FIRST EDITION, SIGNED BY TED HUGHES on the front free endpaper, Heinemann, 1963

SYLVIA PLATH AND TED HUGHES

The Property of Frieda Hughes
Lot 132
PLATH (SYLVIA)
The Bell Jar by Victoria Lucas, FIRST EDITION, SIGNED BY TED HUGHES on the front free endpaper, Heinemann, [1963]
24 June 2021, 11:00 BST
London, Knightsbridge

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[PLATH (SYLVIA)]

The Bell Jar by Victoria Lucas, FIRST EDITION, SIGNED BY TED HUGHES on the front free endpaper, some light spotting, mostly to fore-edge, publisher's black cloth, gilt lettered on spine, pictorial dust-jacket (light soiling, slightly worn at extremities) [Tabor A4a.1], 8vo, Heinemann, [1963]

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A FINE ASSOCIATION COPY, SIGNED BY TED HUGHES, OF THE FIRST EDITION OF SYLVIA PLATH'S ONLY NOVEL. According to the publishers, only "a token quantity" of the book was printed (Tabor, Sylvia Plath. An Analytical Bibliography, 1987).

Provenance: Ted Hughes, ownership inscription; by descent to Olwyn Hughes, Ted's sister; Frieda Hughes, Ted's daughter.

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