(Literature). Plath, Sylvia. The Colossus. London: Heinemann, (1960). Uncorrected proof copy in original wrappers.
1 vol and 3 pieces. 8vo. Bright and tight copy, save one minor (3/8 in; 95 mm) dog-ear crease to back wrap. Lot also includes two typed letters signed and one manuscript letter signed, in which the editors of Heinemann and New Directions discuss their views on the book's suitability for publication. They arrive at the conclusion, in James Laughlin's own words, that "[it is] not for us, I'd say."
Estimate $1,000-1,500

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