HUGHES (TED) A Primer of Birds. Woodcuts by Leonard Baskin, ONE OF 225 COPIES SIGNED BY BOTH AUTHOR AND ILLUSTRATOR, ADDITIONALLY INSCRIBED BY HUGHES TO HIS SISTER ("For Olwyn with love Xmas 1981 from Carol and Ted") on front free endpaper, and with a 19-LINE AUTOGRAPH POEM on blank leaf at end, Gehenna Press, 1981

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Lot 391
HUGHES (TED)
A Primer of Birds. Woodcuts by Leonard Baskin, ONE OF 225 COPIES SIGNED BY BOTH AUTHOR AND ILLUSTRATOR, ADDITIONALLY INSCRIBED BY HUGHES TO HIS SISTER ("For Olwyn with love Xmas 1981 from Carol and Ted") on front free endpaper, and with a 19-LINE AUTOGRAPH POEM on blank leaf at end, Gehenna Press, 1981

Sold for £ 1,187 (US$ 1,505) inc. premium
The Property of Frieda Hughes
HUGHES (TED)
A Primer of Birds. Woodcuts by Leonard Baskin, ONE OF 225 COPIES SIGNED BY BOTH AUTHOR AND ILLUSTRATOR, ADDITIONALLY INSCRIBED BY HUGHES TO HIS SISTER ("For Olwyn with love Xmas 1981 from Carol and Ted") on front free endpaper, and with a 19-LINE AUTOGRAPH POEM on blank leaf at end, 6 woodcut plates (one printed in colours) by Baskin, publisher's marbled boards, printed label on upper cover [Sagar/Tabor A76], tall 8vo, Gehenna Press, 1981

Footnotes

  • A Christmas present to his sister Olwyn, inscribed by Ted Hughes with the addition of a 19-line manuscript poem entitled 'Some Spare Cormorants for Olwyn', opening with the line "They look like birds. Part sea-snake...", and ending "Soul-images of their creator".
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