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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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Edward Fairfax (translator)

Tasso’s Jerusalem Delivered: or Godfrey of Bulloign

An Heroic Poem

Published by J.Clark et al London 1749

Edition Fourth

Condition Near fine

[xxiv], 500 + Glossary & Index. No half-title. Nice copy in later gilt-decorated morocco, all edges gilt.

Price £45.00

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Francis Fawkes

Original Poems and Translations

Published by Printed for the Author London 1761

Edition 1st

Format  Octavo   Condition Very good

Title page vignette. Subscribers list includes Garrick, Johnson, Shenstone, Smollet, Sterne, T.Warton & Warburton. Errata slip. Contemporary calf, joints tender. Includes translations of three Latin poems by Christopher Smart and An Account of Gawin Douglas with two translations from his Scots.

Price £135.00

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[Francis Fawkes]

The Works of Anacreon, Sappho, Bion, Moschus and Musaeus

Translated into English. By a Gentleman of Cambridge.

Published by J.Newberry, L. Davis & C.Reymers London 1760

Edition 1st

Format  Duodecimo   Condition Good

Preliminaries tanned at edges, text clean & bright. Contemporary calf tanned at extremities, corners of boards badly worn.

Price £95.00

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P.C. Fencott

The Spiral Door Stop

Published by Pirate n.d.

Edition 1st

Condition Near fine

Wrappers slightly mottled.

Price £6.00


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Peter Finch


Published by Galloping Dog 1990

Edition 1st

Condition Fine

Cover by Chris Plowman. Wrappers.

Price £10.00


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Ian Hamilton Finlay

Rhymes for Lemons

Published by Wild Hawthorn [1970]

Edition 1st   Limitation 151/300 signed

Condition Fine

Drawings by Margot Sandeman, calligraphy by Gordon Huntly. 16pp concertina.

Price £75.00

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Ian Hamilton Finlay

Heroic Emblems

Published by Z Press 1977

Edition 1st, trade issue   Limitation 724

Condition Very good

With Ron Costley. Introduction & commentaries by Stephen Bann. Author’s inscription on title page ‘Stuart [Mills] & Rosemary, from Ian for old time’s sake 22 2 78’. Wrappers faded at spine, some bruising.

Price £95.00

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Ian Hamilton Finlay

Summer Poem

Published by Wild Hawthorn 1967

Edition 1st

Condition Good

Screenprint with Jim Nicholson. Broadside approx 585 x 450 mm. Some spotting & slight bruising, pinholes & sellotape at corners.

Price £50.00

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