HUGHES, Ted (author). Tales From Ovid; Twenty-four Passages from the Metamorphoses. London: Faber and Faber, 1997.
8vo. Original pale green cloth-backed olive-green boards, burnt-orange endpapers, preserved in the original green board slipcase; pp. [xii], vii-xi, [iii], 3-264, [xiv]; aside from a few light pencil annotations to p.3, a mint copy in slipcase.
First edition de luxe, limited to only 300 numbered copies for sale, this no. 284 signed by Ted Hughes.
A retelling of twenty-four tales from Ovid's Metamorphoses, including the stories of Phaeton, Actaeon, Echo and Narcissus, Procne, Midas and Pyramus and Thisbe, and many more. It won the Whitbread Book of the Year Award for 1997 and, along with Birthday Letters, was one of his last published works.