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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

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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WB392

G.G.N., Lord Byron

The Bride of Abydos


Published by John Murray London 1813

Edition 1st edition 1st issue

Format  Octavo   Condition Fine

No half-title called for. Errata slip inserted after p.iv. An exceptionally clean copy, edges tightly trimmed but without loss. Bound in modern neat blue cloth, gilt-lettered title on upper board, spine blank.

Price £100.00


72pp


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WB1893

G.G.N., Lord Byron

Sardanapalus, The Two Foscari, Cain


Published by John Murray London 1821

Edition 1st

Format  Octavo   Condition Worn

Half-title. Worcester Public Library label to upper pastedown. Quarter calf crumbly, marbled boards rubbed. Upper board detached, lower held by thread. But with clean pages worth rebinding.

Price £28.00


439pp


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WB1894

G.G.N., Lord Byron

Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage, A Romaunt: and Other Poems


Published by John Murray London 1812

Edition 4th

Format  Octavo   Condition Worn

Facsimile manuscript of Lord’s Prayer in Romaic bound in as called for but foxed. No half-title. Worcester Public Library label to upper pastedown. Soiling to some pages. Quarter-calf crumbly, marbled boards rubbed, upper board detached: needs repair or rebind.

Price £22.00


298pp


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WB1895

G.G.N., Lord Byron

The Works


Published by John Murray London 1823/4/5

Format  Octavo   Condition Good

A uniform but apparently nonce set of 11 small octavo volumes variously specified: 1-5 ‘in 5 volumes’ 1823;6-8 ‘in 8 volumes’ 1825; 3 additional volumes dated 1824, 9 wrongly numbered as 8, 10 as 7, 11 correct. Foxed portrait frontispiece Volume 1. Another frontispiece Volume 6. Volume 5 lacks P2 and P3. In Volume 7 sig K repeats. Volume 9 lacks X2-8. Separately paginated extract from Edinburgh review of Hours of Idleness inserted in Volume 9. Half calf bindings sound but many labels missing or defective. Library accession number gilt-stamped at foot of all spines.

Price £90.00


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WB1903

G.G.N., Lord Byron

Werner, A Tragedy


Published by John Murray London 1823

Edition 1st, 2nd issue

Condition Worn

Half-title. 7pp adverts. A complete but very poor copy, some staining throughout, preliminaries badly wormed, binding threads broken, the whole held in old wrappers and later cellophane, sellotape staining, etc.

Price £18.00


188pp


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WB1897

G.G.N., Lord Byron

Hebrew Melodies


Published by John Murray London 1815

Edition 1st

Condition Good

Correct first issue with half-title, prefatory note and adverts. Some occasional spotting and (particularly at fore-edge) soiling. Disbound, held by remains of backstrip.

Price £50.00


53pp


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WB1898

G.G.N., Lord Byron

Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage, Canto the Third


Published by John Murray London 1816

Edition 1st edition 1st issue

Format  Octavo   Condition Good

Page 73 misnumbered 76. Complete but somewhat tired copy with some soiling to text. Disbound, held by remains of backstrip, half-title loosening.

Price £30.00


80pp


List ref
WB1899

 

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