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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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Paul Carroll (editor)

Big Table 2


Published by Big Table 1959

Edition 1st

Condition Very good

Contributors include William Burroughs (In Quest of Yage) with two articles on him by Alan Ansen & Paul Bowles and two portrait photographs. Also Allen Ginsberg, Gael Turnbull, Paul Blackburn, Edward Dahlberg and Antonin Artaud translated by Simon Watson Taylor. Wrappers. A very good copy despite some ageing.

Price £22.00


122pp


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WB2121

Paul Carroll (editor)

Big Table 3


Published by Big Table 1959

Edition 1st

Condition Very good

Contributors include Allen Ginsberg, Robert Duncan, John Ashbery, Edward Dahlberg, Robert Creeley, Norman Mailer, Paul Blackburn, Edward Dorn, Lawrence Ferlinghetti & Jean Genet. Wrappers slightly soiled but still a very good copy.

Price £20.00


120pp


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WB2122

[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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WB886

B. Catling

Vorticegarden


Published by Albion Village 1974

Edition 1st   Limitation 200

Condition Near fine

Small square format. Faint wear to wrappers otherwise fine.

Price £150.00


32pp


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WB2015

Charles Causley

Hands to Dance


Published by Carroll & Nicholson 1951

Edition 1st

Condition Very good

His first collection of short stories. Edges somewhat spotted, cloth in slightly rubbed dustjacket with nicks & short tears.

Price £15.00


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WB177

David Chaloner

Trans


Published by Galloping Dog 1989

Edition 1st

Condition Fine

Wrappers.

Price £10.00


64pp


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WB1453

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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WB1286

[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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WB1285

 

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