Signed UK first edition, first impression, illustrated by Leonard Baskin.
Wrapper: The wrapper on this copy is bright, unfaded, complete and unclipped. Looks very sharp.
Book: The book is square and very tight. There are no previous ownership inscriptions. The boards are clean and unfaded, the corners sharp. The edges of the boards are insignificantly dusty. The pages are clean and bright. The closed page edges are slightly dulled. No foxing. The binding is tight - no cracked hinges. No remainder marks. This copy has been inscribed by Hughes, who has added a four line poem :
For Peggy and Sean, with much love from Ted. A mixed bunch - the garden's curators. Crawlers, clingers ,buzzers, palpitators. The glory of the garden bears this onus ( The birds are a bonus )
A unique copy in a protected wrapper.
Publisher: Faber (UK) 1986 Hardcover
Condition: Near Fine + Wrapper: Fine