London: William Heinemann, 1963.
First edition, first printing. Near Fine with foxing to edges of page block on early pages and intruding into margins throughout, otherwise clean internally with straight binding and sharp spine gilt. In a Near Fine unclipped dust jacket with light wear to the extremities, foxing and toning to unprinted verso. Housed in a cranberry custom clamshell case, sunned at spine and edges. An excellent copy of the semi-autobiographical novel, published in the UK under the pseudonym Victoria Lucas eight years before its first American appearance. Plath committed suicide less a month after its initial publication, cementing the book's reputation as a tragically unheeded cry for help. It is now perhaps the single most iconic female coming-of-age story. Item #171007002