Palth, Sylvia

The Colossus

Published: Heinemann : 1960


The First UK Printing published by Heinemann in 1960. The BOOK is in near Fine condition. A light push at the upper end of the spine. A hint of toning and spotting to the text block with the pages remaining clean. Gilt titling remains very bright. Neat, contemporary previous owner's name and date to the upper front blank end paper. The WRAPPER is complete bearing the correct price of 15s net and is in Very Good++ to near Fine condition. A small professionally repaired tear (with Japanese tissue paper to the verso) to the upper front edge adjacent to the spine with a little loss. Light toning to the spine, edges and folds. Minor edge wear at the fold corners. The wrapper is a very bright example and presents well in the removable Brodart archival cover. A sharp copy. 'The Colossus' was the only regularity published work by Plath published under her own name in her lifetime. She had published her later novel of 1963 'The Bell Jar' under the pseudonym of 'Victoria Lucas'. 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 nicest copy we have handled to date.

Near Fine



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