First US edition of Larkin's third collection of poetry which helped "confirm" (Motion, 343) his reputation both in the UK and the US — the noted poet Stanley Plumly's copy.
Very good plus in very good jacket.
THE WHITSUN WEDDING
"[THE WHITSUN WEDDING] tackles the big, central issues of ordinary life in the language of ordinary speech, and makes the, numinous." — Andrew Motion
Containing many of this best-known and most important poems (including the title poem), according to Larkin biographer Andrew Motion, "the truths [THE WHITSUN WEDDING] wrings [...] are abiding." Uncommon, especially as any kind of association.
Read more: B.C. Bloomfield, Philip Larkin: A Bibliography 1933-1994, A7(b); Andrew Motion, Philip Larkin: A Writer's Life.
First printing. New York: Random House, (1964). 8.5'' x 5.5''. Original red cloth. In original unclipped ($4.00) jacket. 46 pages. The poet Stanley Plumly with his inked ownership signature to the front endpaper. Some mild wear to cloth and trace sunning to top edge. Jacket lightly chipped, toned, with a few small closed tears and a spot or two of soil. Overall sound.
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