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The Whitsun Weddings: first edition, first impression

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Product description

London: Faber & Faber, 1964. First Edition. Hardcover. First impression of Larkin's fourth published poetry collection, which became an instant success. This is one of only 3910 copies printed. Bound in burgundy cloth with the spine lettered in gilt and a first-issue, vividly coloured typographic dust jacket (without Betjeman's blurb to front flap) printed in red, green and black. The dustjacket is slightly rubbed along the top edge and there are a few minor marks, including a small spot at the foot of the spine. The dustjacket has been price clipped. The cloth boards are a little faded along the edges and the foot of the spine is bumped. The binding is firm and the page block is clean and bright.

Larkin reportedly told the novelist Barbara Pym that he had arranged the book's thirty-two poems 'to create a variety of mood: if you aren't enjoying one, at least the next one will be different.'  

Item details

Added value:
First edition, first impression
Author(s):
Philip Larkin
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
22x14x1cm
Edition:
1964
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
46
Publisher:
Faber & Faber
Title:
The Whitsun Weddings: first edition, first impression

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London: Faber & Faber, 1964. First Edition. Hardcover. First impression of Larkin's fourth published poetry collection, which became an instant success. This is one of only 3910 copies printed. Bound in burgundy cloth with the spine lettered in gilt and a first-issue, vividly coloured typographic dust jacket (without Betjeman's blurb to front flap) printed in red, green and black. The dustjacket is slightly rubbed along the top edge and there are a few minor marks, including a small spot at the foot of the spine. The dustjacket has been price clipped. The cloth boards are a little faded along the edges and the foot of the spine is bumped. The binding is firm and the page block is clean and bright.

Larkin reportedly told the novelist Barbara Pym that he had arranged the book's thirty-two poems 'to create a variety of mood: if you aren't enjoying one, at least the next one will be different.'  

Added value:
First edition, first impression
Author(s):
Philip Larkin
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
22x14x1cm
Edition:
1964
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
46
Publisher:
Faber & Faber
Title:
The Whitsun Weddings: first edition, first impression

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