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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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Bob Cobbing

Ballet of the Speech Organs: Bob Cobbing on Bob Cobbing

Published by Underwhich 1998

Edition 1st

Condition Fine

As interviewed by Stephen Ross Smith. Includes b/w illustrations, photos & reproduction of Cobbing works.

Price £18.00


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Brian Coffey

Irish University Review 5.1

Published by Irish University Review 1975

Edition 1st

Condition Near fine

Special Coffey issue including complete texts of ‘Advent’, ‘Versions’ & ‘Leo’, introduced by James Mays. Pages darkening at edges, slight wear to wrappers.

Price £15.00


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Hartley Coleridge

New Poems

including a Selection from his Published Poetry

Ed. Earl Leslie Griggs

Published by Oxford UP 1942

Edition 1st

Format  Octavo   Condition Good

Foxing to edges affects some text pages which are otherwise clean and bright. Cloth in price-clipped dustjacket also slightly foxed and discoloured.

Price £25.00


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Samuel Taylor Coleridge

The Dramatic Works

Ed. Derwent Coleridge

Published by Moxon London 1857

Edition New

Format  Octavo   Condition Fine

First published in 1852. Half-title. All edges gilt. Red morocco prize binding with gilt, sl. rubbed at edges.

Price £46.00

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Hartley Coleridge


Ed. Grace Evelyn Griggs, Earl Leslie Griggs

Published by OUP 1941

Edition Reissue

Condition Very good

Reissue in the Oxford Bookshelf series. Top edge darkened. Cloth in somewhat rubbed dustjacket with chips & slight loss. Bookplate.

Price £20.00


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Clark Coolidge

Now It’s Jazz

Writings on Kerouac & The Sounds

Published by Living Batch Press Albuquerque 199

Edition 1st

Condition Near fine

Wrappers slightly darkened top edge & spine otherwise fine.

Price £15.00


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Richard Corbet

The Poems

To which are now added Oratio in Funis Henrici Principis, from Ashmole’s Museum

Published by Longman et al 1807

Edition Fourth, With Considerable Additions

Format  Octavo   Condition Good

Biographical Notes and a Life of the Author by Octavius Gilchrist. No half-title. Uncut. Original boards, rebacked, new endpapers. Boards somewhat rubbed & worn at extremities. Faint library stamps on boards, library stamps on preliminaries, occasional rubber stamps on margins.

Price £80.00

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William Corbett

Poems for Bruno

Published by Pressed Wafer 2005

Edition 1st

Condition Fine

Drawings by Susan Warp. Folded broadside. Author’s signed dedication to Lee Harwood.

Price £15.00

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