Today, Bonhams Knightsbridge offered for auction nearly twenty lots of Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes materials as part of their Fine Books, Manuscripts, and Photographs sale. This is more property of Frieda Hughes. Below are the results (prices include buyers premium).
Lot 130: The Hawk in the Rain, first American edition, AUTHOR'S PRESENTATION COPY TO HIS PARENTS, inscribed "To Mom & Dad/Number one on a long shelf." on the title-page, New York, Harper & Brothers, : SOLD: £2,167 | $3,031
Lot 133: The Bell Jar by Victoria Lucas, FIRST EDITION, SIGNED BY TED HUGHES on the front free endpaper, Heinemann, : SOLD: £12,112 | $16,943
Lot 135: Ariel, FIRST EDITION, New York, Harper & Row, ; and 3 others, including fine copies of the first editions of Winter Trees and Crossing the Water (5): SOLD: £1,083 | $1,515
Lot 147: Moortown Elegies, LIMITED TO 175 COPIES, SIGNED AND NUMBERED BY THE AUTHOR, Printed by Will Carter at the Rampant Lion Press, for The Rainbow Press, 1978; and 44 further copies of the same, ALL SIGNED BY HUGHES (45): SOLD: £3,570 | $4,993