Light Blue, Dark Blue

An Anthology of Recent Writing from Oxford and Cambridge Universities

HUGHES, Ted (contributors) / FULLER, John et al (editors) / PLATH, Sylvia

INSCRIBED BY BOTH SYLVIA PLATH AND TED HUGHES

PLATH, Sylvia Light Blue, Dark Blue An Anthology of Recent Writing from Oxford and Cambridge Universities

Macdonald, 1960.

First edition. Original blue cloth in printed dustwrapper. Presentation copy, inscribed by both Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath to Ted's aunt and cousin, Hilda and Victoria Farrar, "To Hilda + Vic with love from Sylvia + Ted". The inscription is mainly Ted's hand with Sylvia adding her own name. Ted's poems, Macaw and Little Miss, with one small correction by either Hughes or Plath. A fine copy in a very good dustwrapper, with a number of short closed tears and general dustiness.

This anthology, although by no means Plath's first appearance in print, represents an early appearance in book form, predating any of her individual collections. Hughes's first collection of poetry, Hawk in the Rain, had been published three years earlier and Lupercal was to be published later in the same year.
Any of Plath's work inscribed by her is of the utmost rarity in commerce, but this is particularly unusual in that it is inscribed by both Plath and Hughes in their own hands.

PROVENANCE: Victoria Watling (Ted Hughes's cousin).

Stock ID: 39081

£8,500.00

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