RAINBOW AND MORRIGU PRESSES HUGHES (TED) Moortown Elegies, COPY "M" OF THE 32 COPIES BOUND IN FULL MOROCCO, Rampant Lion Press, for The Rainbow Press, 1978; and a group of six Morrigu Press pamphlet publications, ALL INSCRIBED BY TED (AND NICHOLAS) TO OLWYN HUGHES, all with some light dampstaining (7)

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Lot 387
RAINBOW AND MORRIGU PRESSES
HUGHES (TED) Moortown Elegies, COPY "M" OF THE 32 COPIES BOUND IN FULL MOROCCO, Rampant Lion Press, for The Rainbow Press, 1978; and a group of six Morrigu Press pamphlet publications, ALL INSCRIBED BY TED (AND NICHOLAS) TO OLWYN HUGHES, all with some light dampstaining (7)

Sold for £ 3,250 (US$ 4,143) inc. premium
The Property of Frieda Hughes
RAINBOW AND MORRIGU PRESSES
HUGHES (TED) Moortown Elegies, COPY "M" OF THE 32 COPIES BOUND IN FULL MOROCCO, from an overall edition of 175 copies, INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR "for Olwyn. Ted Hughes" on the colophon, one full-page illustration by Leonard Baskin, original full crushed morocco by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, illustration of a bull blocked in gilt on upper cover, t.e.g., slipcase [Sagar/Tabor 57a], folio (335 x 235mm.), Rampant Lion Press, for The Rainbow Press, 1978; and a group of six Morrigu Press pamphlet publications, ALL INSCRIBED BY TED (AND NICHOLAS) TO OLWYN HUGHES, all with some light dampstaining (7)

Footnotes

  • PRESENTATION COPIES INSCRIBED BY TED HUGHES TO HIS SISTER OLWYN. Olwyn was instrumental in the founding of the Morrigu Press, having given the Albion handpress used by the Press to her nephew Nicholas, Ted's son.

    The pamphlets in the lot comprise: Wolf-Watching, 1982; Giant Dream of Elephants, 1982; idem, a proof copy, signed as such in pencil, 1982; Mice Are Funny Little Creatures, illustration by Ted Hughes on title, 1983; Weasels at Work, 1983; Fly Inspects, 1983, excepting the proof copy EACH LIMITED TO 75 COPIES, signed and numbered "10" by Hughes on the colophon, stitched in wrappers, title printed in red on upper covers [Sagar/Tabor A79, A80, A82, A83, A84].
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