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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

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


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John Dyer


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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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


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Ken Edwards


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


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Ken Edwards


Published by Galloping Dog 1980

Edition 1st trade   Limitation 200

Condition Fine

Cover by the author. Wrappers.

Price £12.00


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Larry Eigner

Air / The Trees

Published by Black Sparrow 1968

Edition 1st, paperback issue   Limitation 750

Condition Near fine

With illustrations by Bobbie Creeley. Quarto. 54 text pages; the many illustrations are printed on tissue overlays and unnumbered. Inscribed by the artist to Lee Harwood on f.e.p ‘for Lee / With my Love / Bobbie’, Wrappers discoloured and spine label scuffed, internally fine.

Price £50.00

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T.S. Eliot


Published by Fountain Press & Faber 1930

Edition 1st   Limitation 288/600 signed

Condition Near fine

Printed at the Curwen Press. Lacks glassine dustjacket & slipcase. Top edge gilt, original blue cloth with gilt, very slight abrasion at head of the spine.

Price £395.00

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George Eliot

The Legend of Jubal and other poems

Published by William Blackwood & Sons Edinburgh & London 1874

Edition 1st

Format  Octavo   Condition Good

Name on half-title. Erratum slip. 16 pages adverts. Hinges weakened. Original cloth marked & worn, spine defective. Bookplate.

Price £32.00

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