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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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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


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John Davidson


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

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Donald Davie

Brides of Reason

Published by Fantasy Press 1955

Edition 1st

Condition Fine

Slight soiling to wrappers.

Price £50.00

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Thomas Deloney

The Works

Ed. Francis Oscar Mann

Published by Clarendon Press Oxford 1912

Edition 1st

Condition Near fine

Edited from the earliest extant editions & broadsides with an introduction & notes. Original brown buckram. Spine label darkened, top edge slightly dusty, endpapers spotted. Mostly unopened.

Price £58.00


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Christopher Dewdney

Spring Trances in the Control Emerald Night & The Cenozoic Asylum

Published by The Figures 1982

Edition 1st

Condition Near fine

Slight wear to wrappers.

Price £10.00

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Diane Di Prima

Revolutionary Letters

Published by N.p. 1968

Edition 2nd printing, expanded

Condition Good

The 2nd printing adds 19 new poems to the original 15. Foolscap mimeo, paper covers, folded in thirds, with spotting & rubbing at folds & some other soiling to covers. A few handwritten ink ?corrections. Still a useful copy of a scarce item.

Price £60.00

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Ray DiPalma

Observatory Gardens

Published by Tuumba 1979

Edition 1st   Limitation 211/450

Condition Fine

= Tuumba 24. Wrappers.

Price £16.00


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Ray DiPalma


Published by Casement Books 1979

Edition 1st   Limitation 350

Condition Near fine

Centre-stapled A4. Wrappers slightly darkened otherwise fine.

Price £15.00


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