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Rare photograph of and letter by Sylvia Plath

Sometimes your breath is taken away. Sometimes you wish you were filthy rich. Sometimes these things happen at the very same moment.

Yesterday, a rare photograph of Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes taken by James Coyne in 1958 was made available on the market by James Cummins Bookseller in New York City. Priced at $25,000, the photograph includes a note from Plath to her in-laws Edith and William Hughes. 

 

Several other images of Plath and Hughes from this session are well known. One was included as is mentioned by Plath and in Cummins' description in the article "Four Young Poets" in  January 1959 issue of Mademoiselle


Cummins also has for sale a copy of the limited edition Trois Poèmes Inédits, which has been featured on this blog before. I thought I wrote more than what I did and more recently. But, clearly I am mistaken.


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