First edition of these eleven poems, which were withheld from the publication of HughesBirthday Letters, the poems Hughes addressed to Sylvia Plath. One of 100 copies printed by hand in Centaur types on Italian handmade paper out of a total edition of 110 copies signed by Hughes and Baskin. With the unexpected publication of Birthday Letters, Hughes broke a thirty-five year long silence on the subject of his late wife, shocking some partisans, but winning many new admirers for his poetry. The eleven poems in Howls and Whispers are published here for the first time Small 4to, illustrated with eleven original etchings by Leonard Baskin, original quarter cloth with leather label on the spine, in cloth folding box (Inventory #: 23174)
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