AUBADE. Philip | printed and Larkin, Kathleen Gray Schallock.
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Salem, OR: Charles Seluzicki | printed at the Penstemon Press, 1980. Original Wrappers. Fine binding. Item #6682

Oblong 12mo. [20] pp., illus. Limited edition, number 179 of 250 copies, initialed by both Larkin and Schallock on the colophon. As issued, printed on a several handmade papers and sewn into stiff wrappers all housed in an antique-silver lined envelope.

Originally published in the Times Literary Supplement in 1977, "Aubade" is, in the words of Janice Rossen, "Larkin's most grim meditation on mortality" (p. 141); five stanzas that Larkin himself describes as his "in-a-funk-about-death-poem" (qtd in Rossen, p. 141). Despite the fairly large limitation, it is reasonably scarce in the trade and a remarkably lovely edition of Larkin's "meditation." Rossen, Janice. "Philip Larken: His Life's Work."

Price: $2,000.00