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AUTHOR’S PRESENTATION COPY 50. PLATH, Sylvia THE COLOSSUS AND OTHER POEMS Heinemann, 1961. First edition. Author’s presentation copy, inscribed to her husband’s (Ted Hughes) aunt and cousin, “For Hilda + Vicky with lots of love from Sylvia January 1, 1961”A rare presenta - tion copy of Plath’s first collection of poetry. £30,000 SYLVIA PLATH’S OWN COPY 51. PLATH, Sylvia; HUGHES, Ted (contributors) LIGHT BLUE, DARK BLUE Macdonald, 1960. First edition. Sylvia Plath’s own copy with her ownership inscription, “Ted+Sylvia Hughes / London 1960”. An early anthology containing two poems from her and one from Ted Hughes. £12,500 RARE IN THE DUSTWRAPPER 52. RUNYON, Damon GUYS AND DOLLS Stokes, 1931. First edition. Afine copy in a very good dustwrapper, which has some archival mending to tears to the folds and a small amount of restoration to the spine ends, though the amount of new material is minimal.

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HIS WIFE’S COPY 53. [SASSOON, Siegfried] LINGUAL EXERCISES FOR AD - VANCED VOCABULARIANS Privately printed at the Univer- sity Press, 1925. First edition, one of 99 copies. Sassoon’s wife’s copy, inscribed by him on the limitation page “Hester’s Copy, January 1st 1934”. An excellent association copy and relic of Sassoon’s passionate early relationship with his wife. The couple married on 18th December 1933, only a couple of months after meeting, and exactly two weeks before this copy was inscribed. £2,000


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