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The West House second-hand bookshop handles poetry books & ephemera of all periods but specialises in modernist poetry published by small presses. This list represents a sample of our stock — in many cases we can offer more titles by all these poets.


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[Edmund Cartwright]

Armine and Elvira

A Legendary Tale. In Two Parts.

Published by J.Murray London 1771

Edition 1st

Format  Quarto   Condition Very good

Title page vignette. Disbound. Half-title & lower blank both somewhat soiled.

Price £60.00

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David Chaloner


Published by Galloping Dog 1989

Edition 1st

Condition Fine


Price £10.00


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Thomas Chatterton

The Works

In 3 Volumes. With His Life, by G.Gregory, & Miscellaneous Poems

Ed. Robert] [Southey

Published by Longman & Rees London 1803

Edition 1st such

Condition Very good

Subscribers list (includes Coleridge & Wordsworth). 3 frontispieces + 4 plates (one folding, tear to one fold). Volume II lacks first contents page. Some foxing. Half calf rebacked, hinges reinforced.

Price £210.00

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[Thomas Chatterton]

Poems, Supposed to have been Written at Bristol, in the Fifteenth Century

by Thomas Rowley, Priest, &c

Published by T. Payne & Son London 1782

Edition 1st Milles edition

Condition Very good

With a Commentary, in which the Antiquity of [the Poems] is Considered, and Defended, by Jeremiah Milles, D.D. Some spotting. Modern endpapers & full calf with raised bands & gilt-decorated spine.

Price £110.00

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Cris Cheek

Songs from Navigation

with Sianed Jones

Published by Reality Street 1997

Edition 1st

Condition Mint

Includes audio CD.

Price £12.95


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Charles Churchill


Ed. James Laver

Published by Eyre & Spottiswoode London 1933

Edition 1st   Limitation 45/600

Condition Fine

The King’s Printers’ edition complete in 2 volumes. Orig. gilt-decorated cloth, top edge gilt. Spines slightly sunned.

Price £40.00

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Charles Churchill

The Duellist

A Poem in Three Books

Published by G.Kearsley et al London 1764

Edition 1st

Format  Quarto   Condition Good

Soiled half-title & lower blank. Disbound.

Price £22.00

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Charles Churchill


A Poem. Book II

Published by The Author London 1764

Edition 1st

Format  Quarto   Condition Good

Disbound. Corners somewhat dog-eared. Half-title & last page somewhat soiled.

Price £22.00

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