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HUGHES, Ted.

Rare books by Ted Hughes, including first edition and signed first edition copies of Crow, The Iron Man, and Tales from Ovid.

Ted Hughes (1930–1998) was a British poet laureate and the husband ofSylvia Plath. His first poem, “The Little Boys and the Seasons” was published in Granta in 1954, the same year that he graduated from Cambridge. In 1956 he and a group of friends founded the short-lived literary magazine the St. Botolph’s Review, the first (and only) issue of which contained four poems by Hughes.

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  1. The Hawk in the Rain.
    First edition, first impression of the author's first book. With the bookplate on the front pastedown of Bethel Solomons (1885 Learn More
    £275

    Stock Code: 92048

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  2. The Hawk in the Rain.
    First edition, first impression of the author's first book. Learn More
    £525

    Stock Code: 87617

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  3. The Hawk in the Rain.
    First edition, first impression of the author's first book. Learn More
    £450

    Stock Code: 83754

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  4. Groom's Dream.

    Groom's Dream.

    [Northampton, MA : 1957

    First edition, sole printing, of the poem that would be retitled "A Dream of Horses" in the collection Lupercal. This is one of a small number of copies off-printed from the Grecourt Review for the use of the publisher and author. Sagar & Tabor write that "The Grecourt Review, like many other periodicals, provided contributors... Learn More
    £475

    Stock Code: 51998

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  5. Roosting Hawk.
    First separate edition, sole printing, being one of a small number of copies off-printed from the Grecourt Review for the use of the publisher and author. Sagar & Tabor write that "The Grecourt Review, like many other periodicals, provided contributors with offprints... They are identical with the magazine texts and of no... Learn More
    £450

    Stock Code: 51997

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  6. Lupercal.
    First edition, first impression of the author's second volume of poetry. Learn More
    £125

    Stock Code: 112780

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  7. Meet My Folks.
    First edition, first impression. 5000 copies printed. The first printing comes in 4 states (with no priority); this copy with Sagar & Tabor's "AB" configuration - the title page with space between "George Adamson" and "Faber & Faber" at 10.4 cm, and page 33 with no signature mark and the star pointing down. Learn More
    £150

    Stock Code: 83908

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  8. The Iron Man. A Story in Five Nights.
    First edition, first impression. 6000 copies printed according to the Sagar & Tabor bibliography. The majority we have seen have come from school libraries and this title is probably the scarcest of Hughes trade editions. Learn More
    £750

    Stock Code: 99583

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  9. The Iron Man. A Story in Five Nights.
    First edition, first impression. 6000 copies printed according to the Sagar & Tabor bibliography. The majority we have seen have come from school libraries and this title is probably the scarcest of Hughes trade editions. Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 88213

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  10. Seneca's Oedipus
    First paper-bound edition. Issued simultaneously with the first hardback edition. Inscribed on the front free endpaper by Ted Hughes "To Janos / from your affectionate friend / Ted / Oct 1970". Janos Csokits is a Hungarian poet and was a close friend of both Hughes and Plath. He worked with Hughes on the translation of the... Learn More
    £180

    Stock Code: 76629

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  11. The Coming of the Kings,
    First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author to his friend Nick Gammage on the title page, Ted Hughes, For Nick, Greetings and best wishes, Ted, 25 Nov. 93. Gammage and Hughes's correspondence began when Gammage, then a 19 year-old student and fan, wrote to the poet for help on his dissertation. For twenty years... Learn More
    £500

    Stock Code: 77005

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  12. Chiasmadon.
    First edition, first impression. From a limited edition of 175 copies, this is one of 55 copies numbered in roman numerals and signed by the author and artist on the limitation leaf. Learn More
    £350

    Stock Code: 49848

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  13. Cave Birds.
    First edition, first impression. Inscribed by Ted Hughes "For my dear friend Janos / with much love / from Ted / 1st Sept 1978" Janos Csokits is a Hungarian poet and was a close friend of both Hughes and Plath and worked with Hughes on the translation of the work of Janos Pilinszky. Learn More
    £350

    Stock Code: 26875

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  14. Orts.
    First edition, first impression, issued only as a signed limited edition. Number 16 of 200 copies, specially bound and signed by the author. "Orts" is a Middle English word meaning scraps or leftovers. A typescript of Orts contains the epigraph "The lady's leavings are the dog's dainties." Several of the poems contained... Learn More
    £425

    Stock Code: 98531

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  15. The First Publications of The Morrigu Press. Single Unpublished Poems by Ted Hughes.
    First edition, sole impression, of this attractive folder containing three poems by Ted Hughes which constitute the first publications of the Morrigu Press (founded by Ted Hughes's son Nicholas, when he received from Hughes's sister Olwyn her Albion hand press and a large fount of Monotype Centaur); published in a limited... Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 83785

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  16. Couples under cover; Ravens; Teaching a Dumb Calf; February 17th.
    First edition thus, complete set of broadside poems taken from Moortown Elegies, which was published as a limited edition by the Rainbow Press a few months earlier. Each sheet one of 100 numbered sets, two numbered 30, two numbered 31, each signed by the author. Learn More
    £500

    Stock Code: 83790

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  17. Three River Poems. Catadrome. Caddis. Visitation.
    First edition, sole impression, of this lovely production, one of 75 numbered sets (these numbered 32) signed by Ted Hughes on each sheet. The Morrigu Press publications, printed by Hughes's son, are almost the only place where Ted Hughes's very accomplished illustrations were published. Learn More
    £1,000

    Stock Code: 83791

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  18. Collected Poems.
    First edition, first impression. Number 191 of a limited edition of 200 copies specially bound by Smith Settle, Otley, West Yorkshire. With the loosely inserted publisher's limitation slip. Learn More
    £675

    Stock Code: 89818

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