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Remains of Elmet: Poems by Ted Hughes Photographs by Fay Godwin (Signed)

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Artist(s): Fay Godwin
Author(s): Ted Hughes
Format: hardback
Edition: First Edition
Year published: 1979
Publisher: Faber
Publisher Location: London
Total Pages: 125
Illustrations: Profusely illustrated

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Hardback.  First edition.  Signed and dedicated by Fay Godwin to title page.  The theme and genesis of this book, a memorable collaboration between two outstanding talents, are described by Ted Hughes in these words: The Calder valley, west of Halifax, was the last ditch of Elmet, the last British Celtic kingdom to fall to the Angles. For centuries it was considered a more or less uninhabitable wilderness, a notorious refuge for criminals, a hide-out for refugees. Then in the early 1800s it became the cradle for the Industrial Revolution in textiles, and the upper Calder became “the hardest worked river in England”. Condition: Some rubbing to fore-edge of dustjacket, otherwise very good.

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