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Lot 253: HUGHES, TED. Group of 3 of his books, each Inscribed and Signed, "Ted," on the front free endpaper: Crow * The Tiger's Bones * Gaudete

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by Swann Auction Galleries

November 1, 2016

New York, NY, USA

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Description: HUGHES, TED. Group of 3 of his books, each Inscribed and Signed, "Ted," on the front free endpaper: Crow * The Tiger's Bones * Gaudete. The first, "For Stephanie and Jimmy / after the black-out / under the blazing-down / from Ted / 15 July 1977." 8vo, publisher's cloth; faint scattered foxing and offsetting to inscribed page; dust jacket worn, scattered staining. Later edition. The second, "For Stephanie and Jimmy / with ten million thanks / & love / from / Ted / July 1977." 8vo, publisher's printed boards, minor scattered staining, trace of mildew; dust jacket darkened at spine, short tear at spine end. First edition. The third, "For Stephanie and Jimmy / and Michael in good / time / with love / from Ted / July 1977." 8vo, publisher's cloth; dust jacket with minor soiling to spine. First edition. London, (1970); New York, (1974); London, (1977); inscriptions: [New York], 1977

Notes: During a visit to the U.S., Hughes was caught in the New York City blackout of 1977.

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