Spiral notebook (20.5cm x 16.5cm) into which have been pasted cuttings of some of Philip Larkin's published poems, with occasional explanatory notes

Scope and Content

Includes the ts. of 'Winter nocturne' (his first publication, in 'The Coventrian', December 1938) and the ts. of 'Spring warming' (April 1940). 'Philip Larkin 1939' is written on the cover. A loose page (from a printed book) is inserted at the rear of the notebook, containing 'Lines on a photographic negative' by John Wain, and 'Better sight without glasses', by Kingsley Amis. Pasted inside the front cover is a newspaper cutting of 'The return' by Elizabeth Jennings (5 March 1954)

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