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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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David V. Erdman

A Concordance to the Writings of William Blake

Published by Cornell UP Ithaca, New York, 1967

Edition 1st

Condition Near fine

Complete in two volumes, 1146 + 2317pp. Original maroon cloth lettered silver, as issued without dustjacket. Top edges slightly dusty and bottom edges show some shelf soiling, otherwise a fine set. Inscription on Volume I fly.

Price £115.00

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Clayton Eshleman

Mistress Spirit

Published by Arundel 1989

Edition 1st, wrappers issue   Limitation 600

Condition Fine

Price £12.00


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Gavin Ewart

The Gavin Ewart Show

Published by Trigram 1971

Edition 1st

Condition Fine

Wrappers with wrap-round band announcing PBS Choice with Trigram Press list on verso. PBS Bulletin with author’s statement laid in.

Price £12.50


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Edward Fairfax (translator)

Tasso’s Jerusalem Delivered: or Godfrey of Bulloign

An Heroic Poem

Published by J.Clark et al London 1749

Edition Fourth

Condition Near fine

[xxiv], 500 + Glossary & Index. No half-title. Nice copy in later gilt-decorated morocco, all edges gilt.

Price £45.00

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Francis Fawkes

Original Poems and Translations

Published by Printed for the Author London 1761

Edition 1st

Format  Octavo   Condition Very good

Title page vignette. Subscribers list includes Garrick, Johnson, Shenstone, Smollet, Sterne, T.Warton & Warburton. Errata slip. Contemporary calf, joints tender. Includes translations of three Latin poems by Christopher Smart and An Account of Gawin Douglas with two translations from his Scots.

Price £135.00

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[Francis Fawkes]

The Works of Anacreon, Sappho, Bion, Moschus and Musaeus

Translated into English. By a Gentleman of Cambridge.

Published by J.Newberry, L. Davis & C.Reymers London 1760

Edition 1st

Format  Duodecimo   Condition Good

Preliminaries tanned at edges, text clean & bright. Contemporary calf tanned at extremities, corners of boards badly worn.

Price £95.00

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P.C. Fencott

The Spiral Door Stop

Published by Pirate n.d.

Edition 1st

Condition Near fine

Wrappers slightly mottled.

Price £6.00


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Peter Finch


Published by Galloping Dog 1990

Edition 1st

Condition Fine

Cover by Chris Plowman. Wrappers.

Price £10.00


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