HUGHES (TED) Howls & Whispers... Etchings by Leonard Baskin, NUMBER 39 OF 110 COPIES, SIGNED BY BOTH AUTHOR AND ILLUSTRATOR, PRESENTATION COPY FROM HUGHES TO HIS SON NICHOLAS, INSCRIBED "For Nicholas - with love from Daddy, 21st August 1998" on front free endpaper, The Gehenna Press, 1998

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HUGHES (TED)
Howls & Whispers... Etchings by Leonard Baskin, NUMBER 39 OF 110 COPIES, SIGNED BY BOTH AUTHOR AND ILLUSTRATOR, PRESENTATION COPY FROM HUGHES TO HIS SON NICHOLAS, INSCRIBED "For Nicholas - with love from Daddy, 21st August 1998" on front free endpaper, The Gehenna Press, 1998

Sold for £ 2,750 (US$ 3,441) inc. premium
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HUGHES (TED)
Howls & Whispers... Etchings by Leonard Baskin, NUMBER 39 OF 110 COPIES, SIGNED BY BOTH AUTHOR AND ILLUSTRATOR, PRESENTATION COPY FROM HUGHES TO HIS SON NICHOLAS, INSCRIBED "For Nicholas - with love from Daddy, 21st August 1998" on front free endpaper, printed in red and black on hand-made paper, 11 ETCHED PLATES SIGNED AND DATED BY BASKIN, all printed in colours, tissue guards, publisher's cloth-backed patterned boards, red morocco gilt spine label, cased in original solander box, 4to (295 x 230mm.), The Gehenna Press, 1998

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  • PRESENTATION COPY FROM THE AUTHOR TO HIS SON NICHOLAS, inscribed just over two months prior to his death. Howls and Whispers was the last book published in Hughes' life-time, and the final collaboration with Leonard Baskin, his lifelong friend. After the publication and universal success of Birthday Letters Hughes still "could not let Sylvia go... [Howls and Whispers] would be an opportunity to release, but avoid excessive public examination, of some of the most intimate poems that he had stepped back from including in Birthday Letters" (Jonathan Bate, Ted Hughes, 2015, p.509).

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