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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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Peter Finch

Blues & Heartbreakers


Published by Galloping Dog 1981

Edition 1st   Limitation 300

Condition Reading copy

Wrappers. Buckled at fore-edge.

Price £5.00


35pp


List ref
WB1568

W. and E. Finden

The Byron Gallery; A Series of Historical Embellishments

to Illustrate the Poetical Works of Lord Byron


Published by Smith, Elder & Co. London 1833

Edition 1st

Condition Very good

31 engraved plates after Stothard, Richter, Corbould, Westall, Lawrence et al. Contents page gives their placements in various editions of Byron’s works. They are bound here in the specified order with Lawrence’s Childe Harold (somewhat foxed) as frontispiece as directed. Tissue guards throughout. Some foxing to margins but plates very clean. Crude modern bookplate on fly verso. All edges gilt. Somewhat soiled silk-covered boards, later half morocco slightly rubbed at extremities, spine lettered gilt with raised bands. Spine titling (but not title page) specifies ‘Finden’s Byron Gallery’, which seems to be the accepted title; 6 plates are engraved by W. or E. Finden.

Price £65.00


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WB1905

Ian Hamilton Finlay

Rhymes for Lemons


Published by Wild Hawthorn [1970]

Edition 1st   Limitation 151/300 signed

Condition Fine

Drawings by Margot Sandeman, calligraphy by Gordon Huntly. 16pp concertina.

Price £75.00


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WB1367

Ian Hamilton Finlay

Heroic Emblems


Published by Z Press 1977

Edition 1st, trade issue   Limitation 724

Condition Very good

With Ron Costley. Introduction & commentaries by Stephen Bann. Author’s inscription on title page ‘Stuart [Mills] & Rosemary, from Ian for old time’s sake 22 2 78’. Wrappers faded at spine, some bruising.

Price £95.00


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WB941

Ian Hamilton Finlay

3/3’s


Published by Wild Hawthorn 1969

Edition 1st

Condition Near fine

Inscribed ‘Love from Ian’ inside upper wrapper. In slightly soiled dustjacket.

Price £120.00


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WB332

Ian Hamilton Finlay

Summer Poem


Published by Wild Hawthorn 1967

Edition 1st

Condition Good

Screenprint with Jim Nicholson. Broadside approx 585 x 450 mm. Some spotting & slight bruising, pinholes & sellotape at corners.

Price £50.00


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WB274

Ian Hamilton Finlay

Lines of Thin Pale Blue and Red

with Simon Cutts

Published by Centre d'Art Contemporain APAC 1990

Edition 1st

Condition Fine

Two gatefolds separately sewn into wrappers with essay by Stephen Bann & translation by Yves Abrioux printed on flaps. Designed by Colin Sackett.

Price £50.00


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WB2078

Ian Hamilton Finlay

Glider Days


Published by Wild Hawthorn [1993]

Edition 1st

Condition Fine

With photos by Pia Simig. Small pamphlet in dustjacket.

Price £20.00


24pp


List ref
WB2079

 

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