PLATH, Sylvia. Winter Trees. London: Faber and Faber, 1971.
8vo., original blue cloth with lettering in silver to spine; original unclipped blue dust wrapper; pp. 55; edges very lightly scuffed/ bumped, interior bright. A near-fine copy, in bright jacket which has just a hint of rubbing to head of spine.
A posthumous collection of poems written in the last nine months Plath's life and published by her husband, Ted Hughes. Together, the poems form part of the group from which the Ariel poems were chosen. The title poem represents a fight between darkness and light, while Child concerns the birth of Plath’s second child, Nicholas, written just two weeks before she died. Her radio play Three women, also included here, was written slightly earlier, in the transitional peiod between The Colossus and Ariel.