The Colossus and Other Poems

PLATH, Sylvia

AUTHOR'S PRESENTATION COPY

PLATH, Sylvia The Colossus and Other Poems

Heinemann, 1961.

First edition. Original green cloth in white printed dustwrapper. Author's presentation copy, inscribed to her husband's (Ted Hughes) aunt and cousin, "For Hilda + Vicky with lots of love from Sylvia January 1, 1961" A fine copy in a very good dustwrapper, slightly tanned to the spine with a couple of short closed tears.

A rare presentation copy of Plath's first collection of poetry, the only one published in her lifetime. Hilda Farrar and her daughter Vicky were Ted Hughes's aunt and cousin respectively. Sylvia and Ted had spent Christmas of 1960 in Yorkshire, visiting Hilda and Vicky as well as other members of Hughes' family. They returned to London on New Year's Eve, Sylvia apparently sending a copy of her recently published book immediately on her return.
Presentation copies of The Colossus are rare, generally being given only to family members and close friends.

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