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PLATH, Sylvia.

First editions, signed first editions and rare books such as Ariel and The Colossus by Sylvia Plath.

Sylvia Plath (1932–1963) was an American poet, the author of Ariel andThe Bell Jar. Already an ambitious and gifted author in her teens, Plath entered Smith College in 1950 and as a junior was awarded an editorship at Mademoiselle Magazine in New York. 

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  1. Sculptor.

    Sculptor.

    [Northhampton, MA]: [1959]

    First edition. First printed in the Smith College magazine "The Grecourt Review" this 24 line poem is printed here in run of about 25 copies for the use of the author and editors. In our opinion although typically referred to as an offprint the removal of pagination and all all surrounding content elevates this rare little... Learn More
    £1,750

    Stock Code: 76566

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  2. The Colossus & Other Poems.
    First US edition, first printing of Plath's first and only collection of poetry published while she was alive. Originally published in the UK in 1960. This copy is a review copy with the publisher's review slip loosely inserted. Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 92560

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  3. The Colossus & Other Poems.
    First US edition, first printing of Plath's first and only collection of poetry published while she was alive. Originally published in the UK in 1960. This copy is a review copy with the publisher's review slip loosely inserted. Learn More
    £750

    Stock Code: 99102

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  4. Early unpublished poems.
    Proof pull and first separate printing of five of Plath's early poems, produced in anticipation of their publication in the Times Literary Supplement following her death. It seems to have been common practice to provide authors or their agents with pulls for approval before final publication. This pull was likely given to... Learn More
    £2,500

    Stock Code: 67961

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  5. Wreath for a Bridal.

    Wreath for a Bridal.

    Frensham, Surrey: 1970

    First edition, limited issue. Number 69 of 100 copies printed on Glastonbury laid paper. Learn More
    £225

    Stock Code: 109620

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  6. The Bell Jar.
    First US edition, first printing. The author's semi-autobiographical, and only, novel, was first published the UK under the pseudonym Victoria Lucas (1963), then posthumously under Plath's name (1966), and thereafter in the USA. Learn More
    £375

    Stock Code: 109556

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  7. Million Dollar Month.
    First edition, first impression. One of five advance copies specially bound by the publisher, from a limited edition of 155 numbered copies. Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 68614

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  8. The Bed Book.
    First US edition, first printing. It was first published in the UK earlier the same year. One of three long children's poems written by Plath, this is a lively poem about a set of unusual beds, and was composed during her first pregnancy, though it was not published until 13 years after her death. Learn More
    £185

    Stock Code: 109586

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  9. Sylvia Plath: Last Encounters.
    The suppressed privately printed memoir describing Plath's last days, from an edition of 200 copies. Thomas lived in the flat below Plath's in London in 1963, and witnessed the events leading up to and following her suicide, as well as suffering the effects of the gas which also seeped into his flat. Ted Hughes, who is portrayed... Learn More
    £475

    Stock Code: 111559

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