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HUGHES, Ted; [TARDIOS, George]
CROW WAKES Twelve Poems
Essex: Poet & Printer, 1971. First edition, first printing. Signed and numbered limited edition, this copy is no. 9 of 200, half of which were for sale, the remainder reserved for the poet and printer (and publisher), Alan Tarling. Association copy. Quarter bound cream-coloured Elephant Hide paper and red and black patterned Elephant Hide paper. Black lettering to spine and front panel. Laid "Glastonbury" endpapers (chain lines and watermarks visible). Issued without dustwrapper. Letterpress printed on Grosvenor Chater cream cartridge paper. A fine copy. Minor pushing to the tip, and a tiny 2mm mark at the foot of, the spine. The binding is tight and square, the contents clean and unmarked. A lovely example. Inscribed in black ink by the author to the front free endpaper, "To Christine and George / love / from Carol + Ted / The harvest of dregs is very great." Scarce thus. The dedicatees are the Cypriot poet George Tardios and his wife. Tardios was director of Totleigh Barton, the Arvon Foundation's first residential creative writing centre in Devon. Arvon, founded in 1968 by the poets John Fairfax and John Moat soon became associated with Hughes; and Lumb Bank, Hughes' West Yorkshire home, now serves as an Arvon Residential centre. Hughes supplied a glowing cover blurb for Tardios' first volume of poems, "Bull Song" ("His poetry leaves me with a very sharp brightly-lit memory. [.] There's an economy of sure phrases, and a radiance. He's an artist"). The final line of the inscription concerning "dregs" is no doubt a reference to the many additional Crow poems, many of which … [Klicken Sie unten für eine ausführliche Beschreibung]
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