The Iron Man

A Story in Five Nights

HUGHES, Ted

THE DEDICATION COPY

HUGHES, Ted The Iron Man A Story in Five Nights

Faber and Faber, 1968.

First edition. Publisher's paper covered boards illustrated by George Adamson in matching pictorial dustwrapper. A dedication copy, inscribed by Hughes to his son, Nicholas, "To Nicky / from Dad / 31st Jan 1968". Illustrated in black and white by George Adamson. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper, almost perfect.

This book had its genesis as "a story I told my own children" (The Letters Of Ted Hughes, 2007), specifically, Nicholas and Frieda aged six and seven at the time of publication. They, along with their two year old half sister, Shura became the dedicatees of the book.
It is now, "Ted's best selling and best-loved work. It firmly established his place as one of the world's leading children's authors as well as one of its most admired poets." (Jonathan Bate)
The publication date was 26 February 1968, this copy being an advance copy, inscribed by Hughes nearly a month before publication.

Stock ID: 39444

£22,500.00

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