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AUDIT MAGAZINE Issues 1, 2 and 3. Stock code: 15606

Description:

The first three issues of Ralph Maud's Audit Magazine. Issue 2 is notable for the first publication of Philip Larkin's poem "As Good As A Mile", the title later changed to "As Bad As A Mile" when included four years later in his Faber collection The Whitsun Weddings. Stapled paper. Small 4to. Issue One, published 22 February 1960, 20pp; Issue Two, published 28 March 1960, 20pp; Issue Three, published 30 April 1960, 16pp. All volumes are in Good or better condition, firmly bound, complete and without loose pages. Volumes 2 and 3 are spotted to the upper covers otherwise clean throughout. Scarce.

Price:

£145.00

Notes:

Provenance: J. D. Jump, Department of English, Manchester University (original subscriber). The first three issues of Audit magazine created and edited by then student Ralph Maud. Editorship of the magazine passed through a multitude of hands reflecting various (and occasionally conflicting) poetic influences throughout its long career.