PLATH (SYLVIA) Typescript of the poem 'The Couriers', [1962]

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PLATH (SYLVIA)
Typescript of the poem 'The Couriers', [1962]

Sold for £ 1,062 (US$ 1,329) inc. premium
The Property of Frieda Hughes
PLATH (SYLVIA)
Typescript of the poem 'The Couriers', text on recto only, headed "Sylvia Plath/Court Green/North Tawton/Devonshire, England" in upper right hand corner, a few small creases at edges, folio (280 x 215mm.), [1962]

Footnotes

  • Typescript of Sylvia Plath's poem 'The Couriers', with her address given as Court Green, Devon. The poem was subsequently published in Ariel. The only difference from the published version is that the typescript has a comma after the line "Of nine black Alps", whereas the printed version has a full stop. Also in the typescript Plath has used her preferred "---", not replicated in the printed book.

    Provenance: Sylvia Plath, and by descent to her daughter Frieda.
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