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Lupercal by Ted Hughes, Faber & Faber

Contributed by Florian Hardwig on Jul 5th, 2016. Artwork published in .
Lupercal by Ted Hughes, Faber & Faber 1
Source: Alistair Hall / We Made This. License: All Rights Reserved.

First UK edition by Faber & Faber, London, 1960. Purple cloth with dust wrapper. A fine copy signed by the author is currently on sale from John Atkinson Fine and Rare Books, if you have the wherewithal. The first American edition was issued by Brothers the same year, using an unchanged jacket design.

Berthold Wolpe pairs Max Caflisch’s Columna (Bauer, 1952) with caps from his own Albertus. Back in 1960, there was no Columna Solid — such a matching filled version was introduced by VGC sometime before 1972. Ironically, it nowadays is easier to find a digital version of the solid style than of Caflisch’s original open caps.

Lupercal by Ted Hughes, Faber & Faber 2
Source: Faber Books (retouched). License: All Rights Reserved.


  • Columna
  • Albertus




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