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Rain-Charm for the Duchy by Ted Hughes [Ltd ed]

 
Rain-Charm for the Duchy by Ted Hughes [Ltd ed] by HUGHES, Ted; Frieda Hughes (2009)
Author: HUGHES, Ted; Frieda Hughes
Title: Rain-Charm for the Duchy by Ted Hughes: A Blessed, Devout Drench for the Christening of His Royal Highness Prince Harry
 
Year: 2009
Publisher: Embers Handpress
Place: Gwynedd
Dust Jacket: No
Signed: No
 
Price: £300
 
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[4] One of a 'handful' of copies commissioned by the 'Westcountry Rivers Trust to mark the grand opening of Rain-Charm House by His Royal Highness the Duke of
Gloucester'. 'Hand-set and printed' by Roy and Eve Watkins of Embers Handpress as a large quarto bound in marbled paper over stiff card, sewn with red thread. Limitation statement on rear pastedown states: 'This broadside and a few booklets have been printed on hand-made Gampi Vellum'. A very fine copy comprising four pages printed on a single continuous sheet of paper printed on recto only and folded into the binding. No institutional copies located.

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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