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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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Michael Davidson

Post Hoc

Published by Avenue B 1990

Edition 1st

Condition Near fine

Inscribed & signed by the author 1995. Some marks on wrappers otherwise fine.

Price £18.00


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John Davidson


Published by Grant Richards 1901-2

Edition 1st

Condition Very good

The first three volumes of this sequence: I. The Testament of a Vivisector, 1901, 27pp; II. The Testament of a Man Forbid, 29pp + 1p advert; III. The Testament of an Empire-Builder, 1902, 81pp + 2pp adverts. All with half-titles but without original wrappers: bound as a single volume in contemporary (publisher’s?) buckram, spine lettered gilt DAVIDSON’S TESTAMENTS with gilt line at top & tail. Uncut edges darkened otherwise very good clean pages, buckram slightly darkened & with small bump mid-spine. Owner’s name & date (1910).

Price £36.00

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Donald Davie

Brides of Reason

Published by Fantasy Press 1955

Edition 1st

Condition Fine

Slight soiling to wrappers.

Price £50.00

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Thomas Deloney

The Works

Ed. Francis Oscar Mann

Published by Clarendon Press Oxford 1912

Edition 1st

Condition Near fine

Edited from the earliest extant editions & broadsides with an introduction & notes. Original brown buckram. Spine label darkened, top edge slightly dusty, endpapers spotted. Mostly unopened.

Price £58.00


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Christopher Dewdney

Spring Trances in the Control Emerald Night & The Cenozoic Asylum

Published by The Figures 1982

Edition 1st

Condition Near fine

Slight wear to wrappers.

Price £10.00

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[Benjamin Disraeli, attrib. to]

The Dunciad of To-day: A Satire, and The Modern Aesop

Ed. Michael Sadleir

Published by Ingpen & Grant London 1928

Edition 1st thus   Limitation 510/750

Format  Octavo   Condition Very good

Quarter vellum somewhat soiled, edges spotted, otherwise very good.

Price £30.00


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Robert Dodsley


Viz. The Toy-Shop, The King and the Miller of Mansfield, ...

Published by R.Dodsley London 1745

Edition 1st

Format  Octavo   Condition Very good

Half-title. Title page vignette. Some slight staining. Lacks final advert leaf. Contemporary calf recently rebacked.

Price £78.00

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Edward Dorn

High West Rendezvous:

An Edward Dorn Sampler

Published by Etruscan & West House 1996

Edition 1st

Condition Fine

Wrappers. Fore-edge clumsily guillotined but free from the other production faults which beset this first issue.

Price £10.00


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