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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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William Henry Ireland (anonymously)

Stultifera Navis

The Modern Ship of Fools. Aere Perennius


Published by William Miller London 1807

Edition 1st

Format  Octavo   Condition Very good

Small octavo, xxiv + 295pp. Woodcut vignette to title. Folding frontispiece tinted etching by J.A.Atkinson. No half-title. A very good copy in contemporary half morocco worn at corners, nicely rebacked with label laid down.

Price £95.00


List ref
WB1881

Peter Jaeger

Sub-twang Mustard


Published by House Press 2000

Edition 1st   Limitation 5/50

Condition Fine

Wrappers.

Price £15.00


12pp


List ref
WB2067

Richard Jago

Edge-Hill, or, The Rural Prospect Delineated & Moralized

A Poem. In Four Books


Published by J.Dodsley London 1767

Edition 1st

Format  Quarto   Condition Very good

Half-title. Subscribers list. Errata leaf. 4 head-piece engravings & tail-piece. Some occasional spotting, mostly to preliminaries, p.16 somewhat soiled. Contemporary quarter-calf worn at head of backstrip & joints but still sound, marbled boards rubbed & with scuffed corners.

Price £125.00


List ref
WB1219

John James

The Small Henderson Room


Published by Ferry 1969

Edition 1st   Limitation 500

Condition Near fine

Quarto mimeo centre-stapled in wrappers. Wrappers slightly darkened otherwise fine.

Price £20.00


37pp


List ref
WB219

John James

A Theory of Poetry


Published by Street Editions 1977

Edition 1st   Limitation 500

Condition Near fine

Wrappers in dustjacket. Faint bruise top corner otherwise fine.

Price £18.00


8pp


List ref
WB2068

John James

Striking the Pavilion of Zero


Published by Ian McKelvie 1975

Edition 1st   Limitation 425

Condition Fine

Wrappers in faintly rubbed dustjacket.

Price £20.00


38pp


List ref
WB1583

David Jones

Ten Letters to two young artists working in Italy

Juliet Wood & Richard Shirley Smith

Ed. Derek Shiel

Published by Agenda 1996

Edition 1st   Limitation 38/160

Format  Quarto   Condition Fine

Preface by John Montague. Signed wood-engraving by Richard Shirley Smith laid into pocket inside lower board as issued. Quarter cloth in slipcase slightly darkened at edges.

Price £70.00


List ref
WB756

David Jones

The Kensington Mass


Published by Agenda 1975

Edition 1st

Condition Near fine

Wrappers with 2 small scuffs at head of upper panel & a stain darkening lower. Internally fine.

Price £16.00


List ref
WB900

 

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