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Ariel by  Sylvia Plath - First - 1965 - from Fine Book Cellar Limited ABA ILAB PBFA (SKU: 1476183139066)

Ariel

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Ariel

by Plath, Sylvia

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  • hardcover
  • First
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About This Item

First edition, first impression (Faber and Faber, 1965).

Publisher's original red cloth with lettering to spine in gilt. A fine copy, with a couple of isolated instances of mild rubbing to edges, in a very good dust jacket with some chipping to spine tips, a few small nicks to edges, and a little light toning to spine panel.

Synopsis

The poems in Sylvia Plath's Ariel, including many of her best-known such as 'Lady Lazarus', 'Daddy' and 'Fever 103 degrees', were all written between the publication in 1960 of Plath's first book, The Colossus, and her death in 1963.  'If the poems are despairing, vengeful and destructive, they are at the same time tender, open to things, and also unusually clever, sardonic, hard-minded ...They are works of great artistic purity and, despite all the nihilism, great generosity ...the book is a major literary event.' -- A. Alvarez in the Observer

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book dealer
Fine Book Cellar Limited ABA ILAB PBFA GB (GB)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
1476183139066
Title
Ariel
Author
Plath, Sylvia
Book condition
second hand - Fine
Jacket condition
Very Good
Quantity available
1
Edition
First
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Faber and Faber
Date Published
1965
Keywords
Plath, Ariel, First
Bookseller catalogs
Modern First Editions; Poetry;

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Fine Book Cellar Limited ABA ILAB PBFA

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About Fine Book Cellar Limited ABA ILAB PBFA

We are an online book store specialising in modern first editions and are a full member of the ABA, ILAB and PBFA. Visit our website at www.finebookcellar.com.

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jacket
Sometimes used as another term for dust jacket, a protective and often decorative wrapper, usually made of paper which wraps... [more]
edges
The collective of the top, fore and bottom edges of the text block of the book, being that part of the edges of the pages of a... [more]
fine
A book in fine condition exhibits no flaws. A fine condition book closely approaches As New condition, but may lack the... [more]
chipping
A defect in which small pieces are missing from the edges; fraying or small pieces of paper missing the edge of a paperback, or... [more]
spine
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf.... [more]
rubbing
Abrasion or wear to the surface. Usually used in reference to a book's boards or dust-jacket.
gilt
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in... [more]
Cloth
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