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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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G.G.N., Lord Byron

Selected Letters and Journals

Ed. Leslie A. Marchand

Published by Murray 1982

Edition 1st

Condition Fine

Selected from the unexpurgated twelve volume edition. Boards in dustjacket.

Price £16.00


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G.G.N., Lord Byron

Letters and Journals

with Notices of his Life by Thomas Moore

Ed. Thomas Moore

Published by John Murray London 1830

Edition 1st

Format  Quarto   Condition Very good

In two volumes. Lacks frontispiece. Half-title to Volume I only, with 2 press-cuttings & bookplate gummed on; on facing blank there is a transcription of lines on Byron’s death by Sir Humphry Davy. On Volume II title page are gummed 2 small press-cuttings, an In Memoriam & catalogue entry, and on verso a cutting of ‘Album Verses Attributed to Lord Byron’ & the note ‘Scott wrote - "It is as if the Sun had gone out".’ Half morocco with raised bands & slightly rubbed gilt. Boards slightly rubbed & chipped at fore-edge.

Price £100.00


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G.G.N., Lord Byron

Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage

Canto the Fourth


Published by John Murray London 1818

Edition 1st edition, 2nd issue

Format  Octavo   Condition Very good

2pp adverts. Uncut. Fly removed. Some foxing. Original boards rebacked with label laid down. In cloth box, label reading ‘BYRON’S FIRST EDITIONS’.

Price £115.00


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G.G.N., Lord Byron

The Works

In Five Volumes


Published by John Murray London 1817

Edition 1st such

Condition Very good

Bound in 3 volumes. Volumes III & IV title pages bound together at beginning of 3rd volume. Separate title page for Childe Harold IV dated 1818. Some occasional spotting. Contemporary diced calf with some staining. Spines gilt, Volume I rebacked with original spine laid down.

Price £125.00


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G.G.N., Lord Byron

The Works

In Four Volumes


Published by John Murray London 1815

Edition 1st collected

Format  Octavo   Condition Very good

No half-titles. Bookplate removed, name partially erased. 19th century calf with gilt, stained, otherwise a nice set.

Price £185.00


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G.G.N., Lord Byron

The Works

In 6 Volumes


Published by John Murray London 1818

Edition 1st thus

Format  Octavo   Condition Worn

With Volume VII (adding Child Harold’s Pilgrimage III & IV) 1819. Uncut. Half-titles for Volumes I-VI. Original brds worn, spines tattered. An 8th volume was added in 1820.

Price £100.00


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[G.G.N., Lord Byron]

Don Juan


Published London 1820

Edition 1st 8vo

Condition Good

I.e. Cantos I & II. Printed by Thomas Davidson. Half-title. Uncut. Some damp damage to original boards & faint staining to bottom corner throughout. Name on fly.

Price £40.00


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[G.G.N., Lord Byron]

Lara. A Tale.

Jacqueline. A Tale

with [Samuel Rogers]

Published by J.Murray 1814

Edition 1st variant

Format  Octavo   Condition Good

Half-title. 4pp adverts. Some foxing. Some pencil lines in margins. Pen-and-ink landscape drawing on torn lower blank. Original paper-covered boards, spine defective, handwritten label.

Price £40.00


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