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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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John Ashbery

A Nest of Ninnies: A Novel

with James Schuyler

Published by Dutton 1969

Edition 1st

Condition Fine

John Ashbery’s inscription on fly ‘for Lee [Harwood] with love / John / New York / May 5, 1970’ quoting brief excerpts from pages 138 and 180. Top edge spotted otherwise fine, quarter-cloth in dustjacket.

Price £350.00


191pp


List ref
WB1667

John Ashbery

The Double Dream of Spring


Published by Dutton 1970

Edition 1st

Condition Fine

Pre-publication copy with author’s inscription on fly ‘for Lee [Harwood] with my love John 7 January 1970’. Publisher’s printed slip laid in, ‘with the compliments of’, with the handwritten addition ‘the author. To be published Feb. 7’. Top edge slightly spotted otherwise a fine copy, quarter-cloth in dustjacket slightly chipped at edges and discoloured at spine as usual.

Price £650.00


95pp


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WB1668

John Ashbery

Houseboat Days


Published by Penguin 1977

Edition 1st, paperback issue

Condition Fine

Simultaneous paperback edition. Colour postcard laid in, Ashbery’s L’Heure Exquise, Artists Postcards 1977.

Price £20.00


88pp


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WB1669

John Ashbery

Three Plays


Published by Z Press 1978

Edition 1st, paperback issue

Condition Fine

Simultaneous paperback edition. Cover by Joe Brainard.

Price £20.00


160pp


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WB1670

John Ashbery

Shadow Train


Published by Penguin 1981

Edition 1st, paperback issue

Condition Fine

Simultaneous paperback edition.

Price £15.00


50pp


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WB1671

John Ashbery

Selected Poems


Published by Paladin 1987

Edition 1st such

Condition Near fine

Expanded edition of the 1985 Penguin Selected Poems. Wrappers. Edges slightly darkened.

Price £12.00


356pp


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WB1672

John Ashbery

And The Stars Were Shining


Published by Noonday 1995

Edition 1st paperback

Condition Fine

Brief als from William Corbett to Lee Harwood laid in.

Price £12.00


100pp


List ref
WB1673

John Ashbery

Other Traditions


Published by Harvard UP 2000

Edition 1st

Condition Fine

Cloth, dustjacket. The Charles Eliot Norton Lectures on Clare, Beddoes, Roussel, Wheelwright, Riding & David Schubert.

Price £20.00


168pp


List ref
WB1674

 

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