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Limited Edition Ted Hughes book & unpublished poem Closed
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Limited Edition Ted Hughes book & unpublished poem Closed
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Limited Edition Ted Hughes book & unpublished poem Closed
Competitive Bid
Limited Edition Ted Hughes book & unpublished poem Closed
Competitive Bid
Limited Edition Ted Hughes book & unpublished poem Closed

Limited Edition Ted Hughes book & unpublished poem


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Description

A rare opportunity to own a limited edition of Ted Hughes’ collection of poems, Moortown Elegies, plus a signed and handwritten, previously unpublished poem.
  
Just 143 copies of Moortown Elegies were printed in 1978 by The Rainbow Press, bound in full stiff vellum, with the front stamped in gold with a bull drawn by Ted Hughes himself. This is copy number 5, presented in a slipcase, and comes complete with an unpublished poem handwritten by Ted Hughes on the book's title page.

The poems are taken straight from a journal Ted Hughes kept whilst owning and working on a farm called Moortown between 1972 and 1976 and are dedicated to the memory of his father-in-law, Jack Orchard. 

  • The Ted Hughes Estate retains the copyright of the unpublished poem and those within the book 
  • Dimensions: 34 x 24.5 x 1.8 cm  
Donated by Carol Hughes