Category: Signed / Inscribed

RIVER Stock code: 12815


First edition. Hardcover issue. Inscribed presentation copy. Publisher's original blue cloth with silver titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. An excellent near fine copy, the binding clean and square, the contents without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Illustrated with colour photographs throughout. Complete with the lightly rubbed dustwrapper which is toned to the extremities. Not price-clipped (£10.00 net to the front flap).




Inscribed by the author in black ink on the front free endpaper "For Janos / from your old friend Ted / with love / October 1983". An excellent association copy. Hungarian poet and translator JŠnos Csokits became acquainted with the author after meeting Olwyn Hughes, Ted's sister in Paris. He is perhaps best known as Ted Hughes's co-translator of another 20th-century Hungarian poet, JŠnos Pilinszky. In 1992 Csokits published Pilinszky Nyugaton (Pilinszky in the West), collecting all of Hughes's letters to him. The entire Csokits-Hughes correspondence is now held by Emory University, Atlanta.