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THE BED BOOK Stock code: 15609


London: Faber and Faber. 1976


First edition, first printing. Signed by the illustrator. Publisher's original pink cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. Illustrated throughout with line drawings by Quentin Blake. An excellent near fine copy, the binding square and firm with a little softening at the spine tips. The contents are clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the fine original dustwrapper which is lightly faded (but still pink) to the spine. Correctly priced 1.50 to the front flap.




Signed by Quentin Blake in black ink on the title page, scarce thus. The perfect combination of wordplay and illustration, these bed poems, sprinkled with fantasy and escapism were written by Plath for her own children.