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Animal Poems [decorated by Frieda Hughes]

Animal Poems [decorated by Frieda Hughes] by HUGHES, Ted; Frieda Huges (1967)

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Author: HUGHES, Ted; Frieda Huges
Title: Animal Poems [decorated by Frieda Hughes]
Year: 1967
Publisher: Richard Gilbertson
Place: Crediton, Devon
Dust Jacket: No
Signed: No
Price: £1850
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(iv) pp 18 [2] Uniquely embellished copy of her father Ted Hughes' poems decorated by the artist daughter of Hughes and Sylvia Plath. Frieda Hughes has created a fantastic fish-like creature along the length of the foreedge of her father's poem 'Pike', signing it at the foot of the page and overleaf a pecking chick against the foreedge of 'Gnat-Psalm'. Frieda Hughes' ownership signature appears on the title page with Ted Hughes' dated signature on the first leaf: 'Ted Hughes 25 Sept 1971', some four years after the book's publication. The printed pages are loose within light maroon wrappers of heavy, embossed paper, a few finger marks to the paper: this is one of copies '37-100. Copies signed by the author' as stated by the limitation and bibliographer, Tabor. No doubt a gift from Ted Hughes to his daughter who then produced such memorable additions to the book. Provenance: Frieda Hughes' sale of 'my personal family items' at Bonhams, London (21 March, 2018) which she described in the catalogue as 'redolent of my parents' joint history... the books and the pamphlets and the poems signed by my mother and father, represented important aspects of their literary lives and were evidence of their powerful partnership.'
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