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By Ted Hughes
Limited edition (Crediton: Richard Gilbertson, 1967). Signed by Ted Hughes to the front endpaper. One of 100 copies produced. 1-6 were interleaved throughout with blank paper, on which the poet wrote out each of the thirteen poems in full, to face the printed text and were also bound in full dark green levant morocco gilt by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. 7-16 were interleaved with three manuscript poems and bound in half morocco gilt by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. 17-36 contained one poem in manuscript and were bound in decorative covers. The example on offer here is one of the 37-100 copies that were signed by the author.
Original salmon fur-grained covers with lettering to the upper cover in black. Faint marginal soiling to spine with minor wrinkling here and there; top edge of upper cover and opening few pages turned up slightly; area of minor staining to lower cover with a little colour transfer to fore-edge of rear endpaper, contents nice and clean otherwise and firmly bound. A very good example of a rare book.
Heaven & Hell
By Aldous Huxley
First Edition, First Impression (Chatto & Windus, 1956). A sequel to 'The Doors of Perception' published in 1954. Spine ends and board corners bumped; a little damp staining to top edge of upper and lower boards; very faint offsetting to front and rear endpapers; small stamp to rear pastedown. Original and unclipped dust jacket has some loss to spine tips and to corners; a few nicks to top edge of front and rear panels; pink stain to verso; fore-edge and hinges rubbed; edge wear to top.
By Martin Amis
First Edition, First Printing (Jonathan Cape, 1975). Signed by the author to a sticker affixed to the title page. The author's second novel following 'The Rachel Papers' published in 1973. Near fine with previous owner's inscription to front endpaper; edges lightly foxed. Original and unclipped dust jacket is fine with minimal rubbing to corners. A really excellent copy of the author's second novel.
The Day of the Triffids
By John Wyndham
First Edition, First Impression (Michael Joseph 1951). Contemporary previous owner's inscription to front paste-down, which is covered by dust jacket; corners of front board lightly bumped; light toning to edges. Corners of original and unclipped dust jacket are rubbed with a little loss, a couple of tears to top and bottom of hinges of front and rear panels; marks to top and bottom of rear panel and minor loss to spine tips. A very good copy of a science fiction classic.
The Weight of Words
Edited by Dave McKean and William Schafer
Limited Edition (Subterranean Press, 2017). One of 350 leather bound copies to be signed by the contributors. Dust jacket and interior illustrations by Dave McKean.