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

  • Publisher: [North Tawton] : Morrigu Press, (1982).
[North Tawton] : Morrigu Press, (1982). First edition : one of just seventy-five numbered copies, signed by Ted Hughes. A poem hand-printed on and bound in hand-made Fabriano papers, with a colophon by Leonard Baskin. Loosely inserted are the original hand-printed press flyer for the publication and two signed autograph notes to the great poetry collector and publisher Alan Clodd (1918-2002) on Morrigu compliments slips, the first from Nicholas Hughes (Ted Hughes' teenage son), dated 27th August 1984, offering Clodd a copy of the publication - "our best piece of work so far" - and the second from Carol Hughes (Hughes' second wife) dated 27th September, confirming receipt of the order and the despatch of the book. Royal 8vo (25cm). [12]pp. Original grey-brown stitched wrappers, with a white title label printed in red; a very good copy of a scarce and fragile publication, with an attractive provenance.

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