Association copy: "This copy was given by Plath's husband, Ted Hughes to their son Nicholas. Upon his death, the book passed to Plath's daughter, Frieda, an artist who "mended" the wear to the cover and early pages in a series of playful sketches. With two signed letters of provenance from Frieda (in her hand) as well as her initials to the sketches and her signature on the title page. The front board has a large crease running lengthwise, which runs onto the first couple of leaves. It is this damage that Frieda has "mended" with her art, first drawing a zipper up the front paste-daon, then stitching up the adjacent leaf. A small mouse finishes the stitching on the verso of the front fly-leaf and a crocodile sits on the half-title and on the verso over a small tear in the leaf."--Bookseller's description.