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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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Robert Duncan

Fragments of a Disorderd Devotion


Published by Gnomon & Island 1965

Edition 1st trade 2nd issue

Condition Fine

The second issue with author’s cover design. Wrappers slightly faded at spine.

Price £20.00


24pp


List ref
WB1496

Robert Duncan

Roots and Branches


Published by Scribner 1964

Edition 1st, wrappers issue

Condition Good

Slightly worn copy, binding weakening at p.68, but signed by the author and with his drawing of a tree on the title page, inscribed ‘for Mike Henshaw in London May 1968’.

Price £35.00


176pp


List ref
WB682

Robert Duncan

The First Decade:

Selected Poems 1940-1950


Published by Fulcrum 1968

Edition 1st   Limitation 23/150 signed

Condition Fine

Buckram in price-clipped dustjacket.

Price £95.00


List ref
WB549

Robert Duncan

Copy Book Entries

Ed. Robert J. Bertholf

Published by Meow Press Buffalo 1996

Edition 1st   Limitation 76/100

Condition Near fine

From a total edition of 300 copies 100 were numbered by the press for the Robert Duncan conference April 18-20th, 1996. Wrappers, fine in dustjacket slightly darkened at spine.

Price £20.00


32pp


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WB1982

John Dyer

Poems


Published by J.Dodsley London 1770

Edition Third

Format  Octavo   Condition Very good

Engravings facing first pages of Grongar Hill, The Ruins of Rome & The Fleece. Contemporary calf, joints slightly rubbed but sound. Bookplate.

Price £65.00


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WB1211

J.M. Edmonds

Sappho Revocata

An Emended Text with an English Translation, a Life & a Glossary of Aeolic Words


Published by Peter Davies London 1928

Edition 1st   Limitation 192/350

Format  Quarto   Condition Very good

’The only edition of the first book set in the Antigone Greek type designed by J. van Krimpen. Two drawings by Vera Willoughby reproduced in collotype. Top edge gilt, others uncut. Endpapers mottled but internally fine. Lacks slipcase. Original cloth, spine heavily darkened otherwise a near-fine copy with editor’s dedication & Greek text on fly.

Price £48.00


168pp


List ref
WB1971

Ken Edwards

Tilth


Published by Galloping Dog 1980

Edition 1st   Limitation 10 numbered & signed

Condition Near fine

A4 mimeo. Cover by the author. Wrappers slightly discoloured.

Price £18.00


53pp


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WB1455

Ken Edwards

Tilth


Published by Galloping Dog 1980

Edition 1st trade   Limitation 200

Condition Fine

Cover by the author. Wrappers.

Price £12.00


53pp


List ref
WB1456

 

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