HUGHES (TED) Lupercal, FIRST EDITION, AUTHOR'S PRESENTATION COPY, INSCRIBED "To Walter & Alice & Barbara with love from Ted March 11th, 1960" on the title-page, Faber and Faber, 1960
Lot 333
HUGHES (TED)
Lupercal, FIRST EDITION, AUTHOR'S PRESENTATION COPY, INSCRIBED "To Walter & Alice & Barbara with love from Ted March 11th, 1960" on the title-page, Faber and Faber, 1960
Sold for £ 1,250 (US$ 1,646) inc. premium

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The Property of Frieda Hughes
HUGHES (TED)
Lupercal, FIRST EDITION, AUTHOR'S PRESENTATION COPY, INSCRIBED "To Walter & Alice & Barbara with love from Ted March 11th, 1960" on the title-page, publisher's cloth, dust-jacket (toned with small losses at extremities of spine) [Sagar/Tabor A3a.1], 8vo, Faber and Faber, 1960

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  • PRESENTATION COPY OF TED HUGHES'S SECOND VOLUME OF POEMS, inscribed to his paternal uncle Walter, his wife Alice and their daughter Barbara, on March 11, a week prior to the official publication date (and therefore possibly one of the six copies sent to the author on 24 February). Loosely inserted is a copy of the poem 'Groom's Dream' (which also appears in Lupercal), as separately issued in stapled wrappers in November 1957 by The Grecourt Review, an undergraduate publication at Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts, where Sylvia Plath was teaching at the time.
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