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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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Samuel Daniel

Selections from the Works

with Biographical Introduction, Notes, etc. by John Morris

Published by Charles Clark Bath 1853

Edition 1st such   Limitation 250

Format  Octavo   Condition Worn

Original blind-decorated cloth, gilt-lettered spine, worn. Upper hinge cracked. Some pencil notes & underlining, ink notes p.xl. Several owners’ names & dates. Still a useful copy.

Price £25.00

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Sir William Davenant


Ed. David F. Gladish

Published by Clarendon Oxford 1971

Edition 1st such

Format  Octavo   Condition Near fine

xlv + 312pp. Faint stain on top edge not affecting contents otherwise a fine copy, blue cloth in somewhat rubbed and chipped dustjacket.

Price £30.00

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Ian Davidson


Published by Spectacular Diseases 2003

Edition 1st   Limitation 250

Condition Near fine

With sandpaper insert as issued. Dedicated and signed by the author 2004. Slight soiling to wrappers otherwise fine.

Price £16.00


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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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