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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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[James Hammond]

Love Elegies

Written in the Year 1732

Published by G.Hawkins 1762

Edition Fifth

Format  Quarto   Condition Good

Title page soiled, small hole at bottom corner also affecting A2. Creases at corner. Bound with William Whitehead ‘A Charge To The Poets’, Dodsley 1762, a few stains on half-title otherwise a clean copy. In plain modern wrappers, somewhat worn.

Price £70.00

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Brice Harris

Charles Sackville, Sixth Earl of Dorset

Patron and Poet of the Restoration

Published by Lemma New York 1972

Edition Facsimile reprint

Format  Octavo   Condition Near fine

Cloth. Originally published by Illinois UP, 1940.

Price £15.00


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Martin Harrison


Published by Great Works 1978

Edition 1st   Limitation 200

Condition Near fine

With illustrations by Denise Riley. His first book. Unpaginated A4 mimeo printed rectos only. Side-stapled card covers in darkened dustjacket with slight bruises, internally fine.

Price £20.00

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T[ony]. W. Harrison


Published by Northern House 1964

Edition 1st

Condition Near fine

White wrappers slightly soiled.

Price £30.00

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Graham Hartill


Published by Red Sharks 1988

Edition 1st

Condition Near fine

A4 mimeo with b/w illustrations. Dedicated & signed by the author in year of publication. Darkened wrappers faded at spine.

Price £20.00


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Michael Haslam

The Music Laid her Songs in Language

Published by Arc 2001

Edition 1st

Condition Fine

Wrappers. Author’s signed inscription on title page.

Price £10.00


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R.S. Hawker

The Quest of the Sangraal

Chant the First

Published by Printed for the Author Exeter 1864

Edition 1st

Format  Quarto   Condition Very good

Small quarto. Some foxing to preliminaries. Original stiff card covers, title printed on upper board, rebacked and worn typewritten label to spine. An inconspicuous crease affects right-hand side of upper board and faintly bruises contents. Otherwise a very good copy of a frail and scarce book. Neat ink inscription by J.G.Godwin, later editor of Hawker’s poems, on blank preceding title page.

Price £260.00


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Robert Stephen Hawker

The Poetical Works

Now First Collected and Arranged with a Prefatory Notice by J.G.Godwin

Ed. J.G. Godwin

Published by Kegan Paul London 1879

Edition 1st

Format  Octavo   Condition Very good

Original blue cloth with gilt, extremities rubbed. Edges slightly spotted, hinges slightly weakened. Inscription on verso of front endpaper.

Price £60.00


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