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WHALEN, Philip.

Memoirs of an Interglacial Age.

Published: [San Francisco:] Auerhahn Press, 1960

Stock code: 109889

Price: £1,500

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First edition, first printing. One of 15 copies inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper together with a signed drawing: “Texas pussywillows? Absurd! Moon, anyhow. San Francisco. 27:IV:60.” From a print run of 60 copies in the boards (there were also 1250 copies in wrappers).

Quarto. Original black cloth-backed grey boards with green woodblock illustration by Robert LaVigne, title to spine gilt and front cover black. Boards bowed, a little toned and with some faint marks, internally clean. An excellent copy.

Bibliography: Johnston, Auerhahn, 6.

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