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Larkin, Philip
XX POEMS. [BELFAST: PRIVATELY PRINTED FOR THE AUTHOR, 1951]
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166
Larkin, Philip
XX POEMS. [BELFAST: PRIVATELY PRINTED FOR THE AUTHOR, 1951]
Estimate
8,00012,000
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Larkin, Philip
XX POEMS. [BELFAST: PRIVATELY PRINTED FOR THE AUTHOR, 1951]
small 4to, FIRST AND ONLY EDITION OF THE AUTHOR'S SECOND BOOK OF POETRY, ONE OF 100 COPIES, ORIGINAL MAILING ENVELOPE AND INVOICE FROM THE AUTHOR, original printed wrappers, collector's chemise and folding box, light spotting to wrappers, envelope torn and soiled
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Bloomfield A4

Catalogue Note

AN IMPORTANT ASSOCIATION COPY.

This copy includes a typed invoice dated 18 June 1953 to Graham Bury from the author (giving his address as Flat 13, 30 Elmwood Avenue, Belfast). The envelope, addressed to Graham Bury at Corpus Christi College, Oxford, was sent from Belfast on 20 June 1954.

Graham Bury was to play a crucial role for the future of Larkin studies; it was he who introduced Anthony Thwaite to Larkin's poetry. Writing in The Movement Reconsidered (Oxford, 2009), Thwaite notes: "As for Philip Larkin, I read, in the Spectator, such poems as 'Wires' and a few others in 1953; and an undergraduate at Corpus Christi, Graham Bury, urged me to read the novel Jill... He also told me this man Larkin had published a little pamphlet called XX Poems, which I duly ordered through Blackwell's bookshop in Oxford... I was very impressed..."

English Literature, History, Children’s Books and Illustrations, including The Garrett Herman Collection: The Age of Darwin

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