"The North Ship", Philip Larkin's earliest volume of verse, was first published in August 1945 and reissued in 1966 by Faber. The introduction, by Larkin himself, explains the circumstances of its publication and the influences which shaped its content. This is the first thing I have understood: Time is the echo of an axe Within a wood.
Used availability for Philip Larkin's The North Ship
September 1966 : UK Hardback
March 2015 : UK Paperback
January 1945 : UK Paperback
April 2013 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition