Saturday, 16 February 2013

Sylvia Plath - "I have done it again..."

Yes, like Lady Lazarus I have done it again. I just might have stumbled across, well, no, stalked, another lovely first edition of The Bell Jar from 1963 under the pseudonym Victoria Lucas.
It is very pretty, so (when it arrives in several months) I will be having an archival solander box made for it, one for my prettiest Ariel and one for The Colossus.  These will be made at the lovely Chasdor Bindery

Yes, I have done it again and the collection swells.


Friday, 1 February 2013

Plathery late than never - More Sylvia Plath collecting

More Sylvia Plath collecting!

I am not a regular blogger, but am still here, slowly (or not so slowly) building the Plathery. Another Ariel has joined the collection since I took the first photo below, so that makes 5 beautiful Faber 1965 firsts and 4 - just as loved - later Ariels with the iconic cover. Can you tell I have a soft spot for it?

I have also included a picture of the growing Plathery as a whole (with my dear husband's Star Wars Lego atop). Many lovely treasures are not very visible in the image, as they stand sideways in the lower shelf,  like limited editions and proof copies.