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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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Robert Burns

The Merry Muses

A Choice Collection of Favourite Songs Gathered from Many Sources


Published by 'Privately Printed [Not For Sale]' [Hotten?] '1827' [1872?]

Edition 1st such

Condition Good

To which are added Two of his Letters and a Poem - Hitherto Suppressed - Never Before Printed. Not For Maids, Ministers, or Striplings. No half-title. Binding shaken, some leaves loosening. Some soiling, stain top edge of many leaves. Distressed bookplate. Later half morocco, gilt-decorated spine still bright.

Price £100.00


List ref
WB1271

William Burroughs

Minutes To Go

with Brion Gysin, Sinclair Beiles, Gregory Corso


Published by Two Cities Paris 1960

Edition 1st

Condition Very good

Signed in pencil by Gysin and (faintly) Beiles on title page verso. Wrappers chipped & faded with tear & slight loss at foot of spine. Slight bruise at head of spine and the spine slightly pulls at title page. Small inkblot above signatures. Text fine & bright.

Price £350.00


64pp


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WB1487

Clive Bush

Pictures after Poussin


Published by Spanner 2003

Edition 1st

Condition Fine

With 8 coloured plates by Allen Fisher. Wrappers.

Price £11.00


70pp


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WB1421

Samuel Butler

The Poetical Works


Published by James Nichol 1854

Edition 1st such

Format  Octavo   Condition Very good

With Life, Critical Dissertation and Explanatory Notes by Gilfillan. 2 volumes. Pages uncut & mostly unopened, dusty at edges. Orig blind-stamped cloth worn at spine ends & corners, spines lettered gilt, remains of label to spine of Volume 1. Bookplate.

Price £16.00


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WB786

Samuel Butler

Hudibras. The First and Second Parts


Published by Martyn & Herringman London 1674

Edition 1st combined edition

Format  Octavo   Condition Good

412pp, complete but with some irregular pagination. Name etc at head of soiled title page, otherwise clean text pages. Bound with Hudibras The Third and last Part, London, for Simon Miller 1678, 1st edition. 285pp + errata leaf. Contemporary half calf with upper board detached.

Price £75.00


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WB1892

Bill Butler

Savonarola’s Drum

Four Poems


Published by Claude Rains 1971

Edition 1st

Condition Fine

Unpaginated. Trimmed A5 mimeo centre-stapled in wrappers.

Price £18.00


List ref
WB2013

Martin Butlin

William Blake


Published by Tate Gallery 1978

Edition 1st

Condition Fine

Descriptive catalogue, b/w illustrations throughout. 16 full-page colour plates. Boards, top edge slightly dusty, in dustjacket.

Price £20.00


List ref
WB828

John Byrom

Miscellaneous Poems

In Two Volumes


Published by Printed by J.Harrop Manchester 1773

Edition 1st

Format  Octavo   Condition Good

No half-titles. Repairs to both title pages. Ink-stain Vol. II p.89. Reversed calf, edges abraded, recent reback with crude leather labels.

Price £135.00


List ref
WB1281

 

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