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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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Randolph Healy

25 Poems

Published by The Beau 1983

Edition 1st

Condition Near fine

Wrappers, fine in dustjacket discoloured at spine.

Price £25.00


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George Herbert

The Temple:

Sacred Poems & Private Ejaculations

Ed. Francis Meynell

Published by Nonesuch 1927

Edition 1st such   Limitation 1500

Format  Octavo   Condition Near fine

The first publication of the manuscript in the Bodleian Library. This copy blind-stamped on colophon ‘out of series for review’. Portrait frontispiece offset on title page. Endpapers darkened. Top & fore-edge gilt, top edge slightly dusty. In original brocade cloth over boards, spine somewhat darkened.

Price £78.00

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Thomas Heywood

The Hierarchie of the Blessed Angells

Their Names, Orders and Offices, The fall of Lucifer with his Angells

Published by W.Lee London 1635

Edition 1st

Format  Folio   Condition Good

Engraved title page trimmed & relaid. Imprimatur leaf. 8 full-page engravings. S3/4 & Ggg2/3 supplied in neat manuscript. Staining to Ccc1/2. Final leaves with paper repairs to bottom corners, slightly affecting text. Old half calf, sound but worn at sp.

Price £420.00

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Hugh Creighton Hill

Latterday Chrysalides

Published by Migrant 1961

Edition 1st

Condition Very good

Sandpaper strips tipped onto frontispiece & cover as issued. Pages slightly discoloured, wrappers somewhat rubbed.

Price £10.50


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Robert A. Hipkiss

Jack Kerouac: Prophet of the New Romanticism

Published by Regents Press of Texas 1978

Edition 2nd printing

Condition Very good

Slightly warped cloth in dustjacket faded at spine.

Price £12.00


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Elizabeth Hitchener

Letter to Percy Bysshe Shelley

Ed. Walter Edwin Peck

Published by Richard West 1979

Edition Facsimile reprint

Format  Octavo   Condition Fine

Reproduces the 1926 first edition limited to 150 copies. Bound in heavy red (Folcroft) buckram, spine lettered gilt.

Price £12.00


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Thomas Hoccleve


Never Before Printed

Ed. George Mason

Published by Leigh & Sotheby London 1796

Edition 1st

Format  Quarto   Condition Good

With a Preface, Notes and Glossary. Advert p.[114]. Disbound. Half-title detached. Some occasional spots & stains.

Price £90.00

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Peter Hodgkiss (editor)

Poetry Information 3

Published by Poetry Information 1971

Edition 1st

Condition Very good

Editor’s announcement + listings with brief comments. A4 mimeo stapled top corner as issued. A well-preserved copy.

Price £16.00


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