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Larkin, Philip (1922-1985)

The British Library houses a special collection of books by or about the poet Philip Larkin, formerly owned by Larkin's bibliographer B.C. Bloomfield. This extensive collection contains many first and subsequent editions with dust-jackets, proof copies and translations of Larkin's works.

The collection is identified in Explore the British Library by the shelfmark prefix "Larkin". This special collection complements the books by and about Larkin in the general collections.

Philip Larkin's Collected poems is available on open access in the Humanities 1 reading room at shelfmark HLR.821.914 LAR

Philip Larkin

Philip Larkin - Photograph by Fay Godwin. ┬ęThe British Library Board



British Library Manuscripts Catalogue
[Larkin is entered as Larkin (Philip Arthur)]
British Library Sound Archive Catalogue
English Literature: A Guide to Resources

External Links

National Portrait Gallery
The Philip Larkin Society
The Poetry Archive
UK National Register of Archives
University of Hull


B.C. Bloomfield. Philip Larkin: A Bibliography 1933-1976. London: Faber, 1979. Shelfmark: X.989/54071

B.C. Bloomfield. Philip Larkin: A Bibliography 1933-1994. London: British Library, 2002. Shelfmark: 2725.g.3305