River Signed by Ted Hughes 1st / 1st 1983
First UK edition and first print published by Faber in association with James & James in 1983. This is the desirable hardback copy and is in very near fine condition. The wrapper is very complete with no tears or chips. There is very little wear at all and it hasn't been price clipped. The book also is very smart. The boards are very clean with no marks. The edges and corners are sharp with no wear at all. The pages are free from foxing and no previous owners ink. It is a very near fine copy. This copy has also been signed and dated by Ted hughes without dedication to the title page. A highly collectible copy.
River is a biocentric hymn to the regenerative powers of watercourses and aquatic creatures. Inspired by Hughes’s love of fishing and by his environmental activism, it charts the changes in aquatic ecosystems over the course of the seasons.