London, South Kensington
6 June 2006
LARKIN, Philip. The Whitsun Weddings. Poems. London: Faber and Faber, 1964. 8°. Half title. Original burgundy cloth, spine lettered in gilt, dust-jacket printed in black, green and red (corners of cloth very lightly rubbed, stain in upper left corner of jacket and on lower wrapper at foredge). FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY, the front free endpaper inscribed, "To John & Jean Cann with all good wishes -- Philip Larkin." Bloomfield A7(a).
With the same author's Jill (London, 1946, without dust-jacket, FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed, "To Jean, 19th Nov. 1946") and A Girl in Winter (London, 1947, without dust-jacket, FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed "To Jean, Mar. 1947"). (3)
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