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HUGHES, Ted (Edward James), 1930-1998 :

  • Publisher: London : Rainbow Press, (1976).
London : Rainbow Press, (1976). First edition : one of just twenty-six lettered copies (of 226) printed for the author's personal use and signed by Ted Hughes. A collection of thirty-one poems, designed and printed on hand-made paper by Sebastian Carter at the Rampant Lions Press in Cambridge. The ten illustrations, printed in blue, are by Ted Hughes himself. Pott 4to (14cm). [iv],(66),[ii]pp. Illustrations. Original slate-blue Japanese paper boards, lettered in silver, with a cork roundel onlay; faint and tiny spot to rear endpaper, but a very good copy indeed in the original matching slip-case. Sagar A48 - noting that the compilers had not seen any of the twenty-six lettered copies.

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