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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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Gerard Manley Hopkins


Ed. Robert Bridges

Published by OUP 1930

Edition 2nd with additions, 1st such   Limitation 120/250

Condition Very good

With an Appendix of Additional Poems & a Critical Introduction by Charles Williams. This special edition, printed on handmade paper & bound in quarter vellum, adds 5 illustrations to the trade edition (2 portraits, a drawing & 2 facsimiles). Vellum darkened & gilt lettering rubbed. Corners of boards exposed, lower board slightly scuffed. Upper hinge slightly weakened. Internally fine. Uncut.

Price £200.00

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Frances Horovitz

Solstice Song

Published by Piccolo 1974

Edition 1st

Condition Fine

Folding broadside.

Price £12.00

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Sir Robert Howard

The Duel of the Stags, A Poem

Together with An Epistle to the Author, By Mr. Dryden

Published by H.Hills 1709

Edition Piracy

Format  Octavo   Condition Very good

One of 3 Hills piracies, variant with A2-4 signed & ‘bred’ last line p.9. Some foxing & darkening. Modern marbled boards.

Price £30.00

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[George Huddesford]

Salmagundi: A Miscellaneous Combination of Original Poetry

consisting of Illusions of Fancy; Amatory, Elegiac, Lyrical, Epigrammatical ...

Published by J.Anderson London 1793

Edition Second, with Corrections

Format  Octavo   Condition Very good

No half title. Additional engraved title page, loose. Contemporary calf, gilt-decorated spine. Stains to upper board, joint somewhat weakened.

Price £38.00

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John  Hughes

Poems on Several Occasions

With Some Select Essays in Prose. In Two Volumes. Adorn’d with Sculptures

Published by J.Tonson & J.Watts London 1735

Edition 1st

Format  Duodecimo   Condition Very good

No half titles. Frontispiece. Subscribers’ list includes Pope, Swift & Young. ‘P2’ for P3 in Volume II. Contemporary calf, gilt-decorated spine darkened, joints slightly weak.

Price £165.00

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Peter Hughes

Allotment Architecture

Published by Reality Street 2013

Edition 1st

Condition Fine


Price £7.50


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Peter Hughes


Published by Crater 2011

Edition 1st

Condition Fine

= Crater 12. Letterpress broadside folded twice as issued.

Price £10.00

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Brenda Iijima

If Not Metamorphic

Published by Ahsahta 2010

Edition 1st

Condition Mint


Price £13.50


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