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Crow Wakes
Woodford Green, Essex: Poet & Printer, 1971. Woodford Green, Essex: Poet & Printer,, 1971. Octavo. Original japon-backed red and black patterned paper boards, titles to spine and front board in black. Small black mark to rear board. An excellent copy. First edition, first impression. Presentation copy inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper to Charles Monteith (1921–1995), Faber & Faber publisher who succeeded T. S. Eliot as editor of poetry and became director of the publishing house in 1977, "To Charles from Ted, 'The harvest of dregs is very great'", facing the inscription in Hughes's hand, "Author's copy, No. 4. Sept. 20th 1971" on the front pastedown. Hughes has also added one line to the title poem ("I ran. I ran and as I ran") and a made a few corrections (to "Bones" and "The Ship"). Number 4 of 100 copies reserved for the author from a limited edition of 200 copies.
      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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