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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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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


List ref
WB1367

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


List ref
WB941

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


List ref
WB274

Ian Hamilton Finlay

Myths


Published by Wild Hawthorn 1991

Edition 1st

Condition Fine

With illustrations by Solveig Hill. Printed rectos only. Notes leaf laid in as issued. Wrappers in dustjacket.

Price £20.00


22pp


List ref
WB2092

Roy Fisher

The Ceremonial Poems


Published by N.p. 1966

Edition 1st   Limitation 76

Condition Near fine

Slade: ‘privately printed by Gael Turnbull. A run of 76 roneoed copies, not commercially circulated.’ Small side-stapled quarto. Slight rust to staples, a slightly musty but otherwise fine copy.

Price £75.00


4pp


List ref
WB2129

Roy Fisher

The Ship’s Orchestra


Published by Fulcrum 1966

Edition 1st

Condition Near fine

Small quarto, cloth in first issue green dustjacket with David Jones wood engraving also reproduced as frontispiece. A virtually mint but slightly musty copy.

Price £22.00


58pp


List ref
WB2130

Allen Fisher

Convalescence


Published by Wiwaxia 1992

Edition 1st

Condition Good

Internally fine but label on upper panel of wrappers defaced & illegible.

Price £6.00


19pp


List ref
WB1577

Roy Fisher

Poems 1955-1980


Published by Oxford UP 1980

Edition 1st

Condition Fine

Author’s inscription on dedication page ‘for Lee [Harwood]: Roy 2.3.85’. Boards in dustjacket slightly faded at spine as usual.

Price £22.00


193pp


List ref
WB1699

 

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