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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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George Crabbe

New Poems

Ed. Arthur Pollard

Published by Liverpool University Press 1960

Edition 1st

Condition Near fine

Cloth in dustjacket with nick top edge of upper panel. Two scrappy sheets of paper laid in with quotations from the poems in Geoffrey Grigson’s hand. On the verso of one is a fragment of typescript, a prose text about Venice, hand-corrected by Grigson.

Price £22.00


List ref
WB399

George Crabbe

Tales of the Hall


Published by John Murray London 1819

Edition 1st

Format  Octavo   Condition Very good

Two volumes bound in one. First edition variant with P6 cancel Volume I. Half-titles, advert leaf Volume II. Some foxing but uncut copies in contemporary boards with morocco backstrip, rebacked with previous gilt-decorated spine laid down. John Sparrow’s bookplate.

Price £75.00


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WB1906

[Richard Crashaw]

Epigrammatum Sacrorum Liber


Published by Ex Academiae celeberrimae typographeo Cambridge 1634

Edition 1st

Condition Near fine

A remarkably clean & well-preserved copy in modern vellum. Modern slipcase and sleeve, spine gilt-lettered.

Price £500.00


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WB798

Robert Creeley

The Gold Diggers and other stories


Published by Calder 1964

Edition 1st UK

Condition Near fine

Boards in rubbed dustjacket.

Price £10.00


159pp


List ref
WB1083

Robert Creeley

Robert Creeley Reads


Published by Turret / Calder & Boyars 1967

Edition 1st   Limitation 350

Condition Fine

7 inch record inserted in rear pocket. Wrappers slightly rubbed.

Price £35.00


24pp


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WB1678

Robert Creeley

The Finger: poems 1966-1969


Published by Calder & Boyars 1970

Edition 1st

Condition Near fine

Author’s inscription on fly ‘for Lee [Harwood] -- with our love -- in his country, Bob / London 7/18/70. Boards, top edge slightly dusty otherwise fine in partly mottled dustjacket with Jim Dine drawing.

Price £75.00


143pp


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WB1679

Robert Creeley

Black Grackle


Published by Pig 1987

Edition 1st

Condition Worn

Folded leaf published for Creeley’s reading in Durham, May 1987. Carelessly handled copy with vertical crease.

Price £6.00


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WB1680

William Crowe

Lewesdon Hill

A Poem


Published by Clarendon Oxford 1788

Edition Second

Format  Quarto   Condition Good

Slight damp stains at inner margin. Uncut. Disbound. With the ownership signature of John F. S. Dovaston.

Price £70.00


List ref
WB885

 

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