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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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Anthony Barnett

A Forest Utilization Family

Published by Burning Deck 1982

Edition 1st   Limitation 183/475

Condition Near fine

Wrappers. Corners very slightly bruised otherwise fine. Leaf of Burning Deck notepaper laid in with brief handwritten message from the publisher Rosmarie Waldrop: ‘Nice issue! Thanks! Rosmarie’.

Price £15.00


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Anthony Barnett

A Marriage

Published by Nothing Doing in London 1968

Edition 1st   Limitation 365

Condition Fine

Cloth, fine in dustjacket slightly abraded top edge. Flier laid in. Inscribed by author on first blank ‘for Peter / Anthony / June 1972’ & with Peter Riley’s neat stamp on fly.

Price £30.00


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Bernard Barton


Published by Baldwin, Cradock & Joy London 1822

Edition Third, with Additions

Format  Duodecimo   Condition Very good

2pp adverts. Marbled edges. Blue calf with gilt, discoloured at spine & edges. Joints rubbed & slightly weak.

Price £32.00

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Glen Baxter

The Falls Tracer

Six Pieces and Five Drawings

Published by Tetrad 1970

Edition 1st   Limitation 250

Format  Quarto   Condition Near fine

Wrappers in unprinted dustjacket as issued. Some light foxing to dustjacket upper panel otherwise fine.

Price £35.00


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James Beattie

The Minstrel, in Two Books; with Some Other Poems

Published by Dilly & Creech London & Edinburgh 1779

Edition Reprint

Format  Octavo   Condition Very good

iv + 107pp. Bound with Thomas Warton Poems, A New Edition, London 1777, the first edition despite the title. iii + 83pp. Some slight spotting and soiling otherwise very good copies in contemporary calf worn at corners and gilt-decorated spine rubbed, joints slightly weak. Modern owner’s neat name and date on fly.

Price £85.00

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James Beattie

The Poetical Works

with Robert Blair, William Falconer

Ed. The Rev. George Gilfillan

Published by James Nichol Edinburgh 1854

Edition 1st such

Condition Very good

Gilfillan contributes Lives, Critical Dissertations and Explanatory Notes. Original blind-decorated cloth with some discolouration & a few trifling marks, spine gilt-lettered. Top edge slightly dusty but a nice copy.

Price £16.00

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James Beattie

The Minstrel; or, The Progress of Genius

A Poem. The Second Book.

Published by Dilly & Creech London & Edinburgh 1774

Edition Second

Condition Very good

Disbound. Half-title & lower blank. Some slight darkening to edges.

Price £20.00

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Derek Beaulieu


Published by Cuneiform n.d. [2002]

Edition 1st

Condition Near fine

Large-format 4-panel double-sided gatefold sewn into wrappers in dustjacket. Letterpress with repro of inkwash drawing. Slight bruising ro dustjacket otherwise fine.

Price £22.00

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