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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 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


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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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B. Catling


Published by Albion Village 1974

Edition 1st   Limitation 200

Condition Near fine

Small square format. Faint wear to wrappers otherwise fine.

Price £150.00


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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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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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