Ted Hughes autograph note to fellow poet Fergus Allen. A Parcel of Poems for Ted Hughes on his sixty fifth birthday, Faber [for private distribution, the first and only edition 300 copies only]. Original brown wrappers. Two copies, both fine, both with Fergus Allen's name written to the front free end paper. Allen [1921 -2017] was a high ranking civil servant from an Anglo Irish family. One of his poems, 'Pond Life' appears in the collection. With the books comes an autographed postcard from Hughes on headed card 'Court Green, North Tawton, Devon dated 29th Oct 1995. 'Thank you for 'Pond Life' in Chris Reid's anthology for my sixty fifth. Articulated like Aeshnea Juncea herself but more delightful and far wittier, Thank you again, yours Ted Hughes'. The poem mentions Ashnea Juncea [Common Hawker] being a species of dragonfly.
Author Ted Hughes