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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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Catherine Daly

Locket


Published by Tupelo 2005

Edition 1st

Condition Mint

Wrappers.

Price £12.50


70pp


List ref
WB1004

S. Foster Damon

A Note on the Discovery of a New Page of Poetry in William Blake’s Milton


Published by Merrymount Press 1925

Edition 1st   Limitation 150

Format  Quarto   Condition Very good

14 pages + 3 colour plates, somewhat darkened. Original marbled cloth darkened at spine & top edge.

Price £80.00


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WB748

Samuel Daniel

Selections from the Works

with Biographical Introduction, Notes, etc. by John Morris


Published by Charles Clark Bath 1853

Edition 1st such   Limitation 250

Format  Octavo   Condition Worn

Original blind-decorated cloth, gilt-lettered spine, worn. Upper hinge cracked. Some pencil notes & underlining, ink notes p.xl. Several owners’ names & dates. Still a useful copy.

Price £25.00


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WB1289

Sir William Davenant

Gondibert

Ed. David F. Gladish

Published by Clarendon Oxford 1971

Edition 1st such

Format  Octavo   Condition Near fine

xlv + 312pp. Faint stain on top edge not affecting contents otherwise a fine copy, blue cloth in somewhat rubbed and chipped dustjacket.

Price £30.00


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WB1907

Ian Davidson

Harsh


Published by Spectacular Diseases 2003

Edition 1st   Limitation 250

Condition Near fine

With sandpaper insert as issued. Dedicated and signed by the author 2004. Slight soiling to wrappers otherwise fine.

Price £16.00


45pp


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WB2030

Michael Davidson

Post Hoc


Published by Avenue B 1990

Edition 1st

Condition Near fine

Inscribed & signed by the author 1995. Some marks on wrappers otherwise fine.

Price £18.00


85pp


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WB2019

John Davidson

Testaments


Published by Grant Richards 1901-2

Edition 1st

Condition Very good

The first three volumes of this sequence: I. The Testament of a Vivisector, 1901, 27pp; II. The Testament of a Man Forbid, 29pp + 1p advert; III. The Testament of an Empire-Builder, 1902, 81pp + 2pp adverts. All with half-titles but without original wrappers: bound as a single volume in contemporary (publisher’s?) buckram, spine lettered gilt DAVIDSON’S TESTAMENTS with gilt line at top & tail. Uncut edges darkened otherwise very good clean pages, buckram slightly darkened & with small bump mid-spine. Owner’s name & date (1910).

Price £36.00


List ref
WB1163

Donald Davie

Brides of Reason


Published by Fantasy Press 1955

Edition 1st

Condition Fine

Slight soiling to wrappers.

Price £50.00


List ref
WB328

 

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