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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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Ray DiPalma

Cuiva Sails

Published by Sun & Moon 1978

Edition 1st   Limitation 25/500

Condition Near fine

A4 mimeo printed rectos only, side-stapled in card covers. Lower cover darkened, internally fine.

Price £16.00


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Ray DiPalma


Published by Casement Books 1979

Edition 1st   Limitation 350

Condition Near fine

Centre-stapled A4. Wrappers slightly darkened otherwise fine.

Price £15.00


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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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Charles M. Doughty

Mansoul or The Riddle of the World

Published by Cape & The Medici Society 1923

Edition New & completely revised   Limitation 178/500 signed

Condition Very good

Uncut edges dusty. top edge gilt dulled. Original art-vellum boards in rubbed dustjacket with some loss at spine ends & foot of upper panel.

Price £75.00

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Johanna Drucker

The History of the/my Wor(l)d

Published by Granary 1995

Edition 1st trade

Condition Fine

Boards in dustjacket with a small marks to spine & lower panel.

Price £36.00

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William Drummond of Hawthornden

The Poems

Published by J.Jeffery London 1790

Edition 1st thus

Format  Octavo   Condition Near fine

Lacks portrait frontispiece. B-F headline reads THE POEMS OF JOHN DRUMMOND. Neat ink notes on pages 198, 200 & 201. Modern half calf, gilt-decorated spine with raised bands, a nice copy.

Price £75.00


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