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The Colossus


Plath, Sylvia (1932-1963)

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Plath, Sylvia (1932-1963). The Colossus. London: Faber and Faber Limited, 1967. First U.K. Edition. pp. 88. Slim 8vo. Lovely orange cloth over boards with gilt lettering to the spine. Housed in near fine dustjacket showing the slightest edgewear; now housed in protective mylar cover. A lovely presentation of an important work of poetry and the only volume of poetry by Plath to have been published during her lifetime. Seamus Heaney said of ‘The Colossus’: “On every page, a poet is serving notice that she has earned her credentials and knows her trade.” The ‘true first’ was published in 1960 by Heinemann. Notably, the edition published by Heinemann omitted several poems which are included in this later printing. Hardcover. (#1616) $275.00