Moortown Elegies

HUGHES, Ted / BASKIN, Leonard

DEDICATED BY HUGHES TO HIS SON

HUGHES, Ted Moortown Elegies

The Rainbow Press, 1978.

First edition, one of just six author's presentation copies, with the printed dedication "this copy is for NICHOLAS" in lieu of the numbering or lettering found in the other limited issues. Bound by Sangorski and Sutcliffe in full burnt orange morocco. Lettered in gilt to the spine, four raised bands, with gilt vignette to the upper panel by Leonard Baskin. Decorated Japanese endpapers and extra binder's leaves, as issued. Housed in its original, fleece-lined cloth slipcase. A black and white print, and design for The Rainbow Press, both by Leonard Baskin. A fine copy.

An exceptional presentation copy from Ted Hughes to his son Nicholas of the first edition of Moortown Elegies, the poems composed from Hughes's farming journal that were later issued by Faber as Moortown.

Stock ID: 37917

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