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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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Samuel Beckett

Three Occasional Pieces

Published by Faber 1982

Edition 1st

Condition Near fine

Wrappers slightly chipped & somewhat soiled lower panel.

Price £12.00


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Samuel Beckett

As The Story Was Told

Ed. Christopher Ricks

Published by Rampant Lions 1987

Edition 1st thus   Limitation 39/325

Condition Fine

Text accompanied by variant readings transcribed by Ricks & passages (parallel & oblique) chosen by him. Main text in black is set mid-page, additions in red above & below. End note by Ricks. Facsimile MSS on pastedowns. Cloth-backed boards as issued in acetate dustjacket (slightly defective).

Price £120.00

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Thomas Lovell Beddoes

The Ivory Gate: Later Poems & Fragments

Ed. Alan Halsey

Published by ReScript 2011

Edition 1st

Condition Mint

The first separate publication of Beddoes’ later English poetry. Wrappers.

Price £9.00


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Thomas Beedome

Select Poems Divine and Humane

Ed. Francis Meynell

Published by Nonesuch 1928

Edition 1st such   Limitation 579/1250

Condition Near fine

Original vellum somewhat soiled, gilt lettering slightly dulled, internally fine.

Price £55.00

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Ted Berrigan

Many Happy Returns

Published by Corinth 1969

Edition 1st

Condition Near fine

Wrappers slightly marked, spine chipped.

Price £16.00


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Sandy Berrigan

Summer Sleeper

Published by Telephone 1981

Edition 1st   Limitation 300

Condition Very good

Quarto mimeo printed rectos only, card covers. Laid in is the author’s approx 600-word tls to Lee Harwood dated Dec 7 2000, together with a few notes on Wallace Stevens poems.

Price £75.00


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John Berryman


Published by New Directions 1942

Edition 1st

Condition Very good

Wrappers partly darkened & slightly abraded top edge.

Price £75.00

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Morchard Bishop

Blake’s Hayley

The Life, Works, and Friendships of William Hayley

Published by Victor Gollancz London 1951

Edition 1st

Format  Octavo   Condition Good

22 black-and-white illustrations. Edges slightly dusty and spotted, original cloth dulled at spine. No dustjacket but a very good reading copy.

Price £15.00


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