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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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Ken Edwards

Tilth


Published by Galloping Dog 1980

Edition 1st   Limitation 10 numbered & signed

Condition Near fine

A4 mimeo. Cover by the author. Wrappers slightly discoloured.

Price £18.00


53pp


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WB1455

Ken Edwards

Tilth


Published by Galloping Dog 1980

Edition 1st trade   Limitation 200

Condition Fine

Cover by the author. Wrappers.

Price £12.00


53pp


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WB1456

George Eliot

The Legend of Jubal and other poems


Published by William Blackwood & Sons Edinburgh & London 1874

Edition 1st

Format  Octavo   Condition Good

Name on half-title. Erratum slip. 16 pages adverts. Hinges weakened. Original cloth marked & worn, spine defective. Bookplate.

Price £32.00


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WB400

John Eliot

The Parlement of Pratlers: A Series of Elizabethan Dialogues and Monologues

illustrating Daily Life and the Conduct of a Gentleman on the Grand Tour

Ed. Jack Lindsay

Published by Fanfrolico 1928

Edition 1st such   Limitation 68/625

Condition Very good

’Extracted from Ortho-epia Gallica [1593] a book on the correct Pronunciation of the French Language.’ Quarter cloth. Some slight foxing. Some pages unopened.

Price £38.00


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WB401

T.S. Eliot

Ara Vus Prec


Published by Ovid Press London 1919

Edition 1st   Limitation 73/220 numbered (ex 264)

Format  Quarto   Condition Very good

The first book printed by John Rodker, with decorated capitals and colophon by E.A.Wadsworth. Uncut edges somewhat darkened, title page and following page unopened. Light diagonal crease to top corner of some pages, perhaps a press fault. Text clean and bright, Wadsworth’s decorations sharply impressed. Upper hinge beginning to weaken. First issue binding: black paper-covered boards worn at edges and chipped on both faces, yellow cloth spine darkened, original title label present but virtually illegible.

Price £1,800.00


54pp


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WB1937

F.S. Ellis

A Lexical Concorance to the Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley

An attempt to classify every word found therein according to its signification


Published by Bernard Quaritch London 1892

Edition 1st

Format  Quarto   Condition Very good

Ex library with labels on both pastedowns and a few discreet stamps to text. Text clean and bright, untrimmed fore-edge slightly dusty, dulled top edge gilt. Two-tone cloth-covered boards, corners slightly bumped, library reference at foot of spine. Label laid down on front endpaper with inscription ‘To W.M.Rossetti Esq With kindest regards F.S.Ellis 1892’.

Price £85.00


818pp


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WB1936

William Empson

Seven Types of Ambiguity


Published by Chatto 1947

Edition 2nd, revised & reset

Condition Very good

Cloth discoloured at spine, lacks dustjacket. Owner’s name & date on fly.

Price £10.00


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WB940

David V. Erdman

A Concordance to the Writings of William Blake


Published by Cornell UP Ithaca, New York, 1967

Edition 1st

Condition Near fine

Complete in two volumes, 1146 + 2317pp. Original maroon cloth lettered silver, as issued without dustjacket. Top edges slightly dusty and bottom edges show some shelf soiling, otherwise a fine set. Inscription on Volume I fly.

Price £115.00


List ref
WB1884

 

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