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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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John Ashbery

A Worldly Country: New Poems


Published by Ecco 2007

Edition 1st

Condition Fine

Boards, dustjacket.

Price £18.00


76pp


List ref
WB1675

John Ashbery

Planisphere: New Poems


Published by Ecco 2009

Edition 1st

Condition Fine

Boards, dustjacket. Felt-tip remainder mark bottom edge.

Price £10.00


143pp


List ref
WB1676

Anthony Astbury

My W.S.Graham Wall


Published by Greville 1989

Edition 1st   Limitation 38/50

Condition Fine

Cloth, issued without dustjacket. Colour photographs by John Cooke of postcard-size graphics by W.S.Graham, tipped in to 15 leaves. Frontispiece photo shows Astbury seated in front of the wall on which the framed graphics are displayed.

Price £375.00


List ref
WB463

W.H. Auden

Poems


Published by Faber 1930

Edition 1st   Limitation 1000

Condition Very good

His first commercially published book (Bloomfield A2). Some pages unopened. Top edge somewhat dusty, a few spots to deckled fore-edge. White wrappers in integral blue dustjacket, somewhat rubbed & chipped at edges, with tiny piece missing at head of lower panel.

Price £360.00


List ref
WB454

W.H. Auden

The Orators:

An English Study


Published by Faber 1932

Edition 1st

Condition Very good

Endpapers spotted otherwise internally fine. Black cloth, spine lettered gilt, small inconspicuous stain on upper panel, bottom corners slightly bumped. Lacks dustjacket.

Price £60.00


List ref
WB455

W.H. Auden

The Dance of Death


Published by Faber 1933

Edition 1st

Condition Very good

Internally near-fine. Green paper-covered boards rubbed top & bottom edge, in slightly darkened price-clipped dustjacket worn at edges -- slight loss at foot of spine. Owner’s name on fly.

Price £100.00


List ref
WB456

W.H. Auden

Look, Stranger!


Published by Faber 1936

Edition 1st

Condition Very good

Internally fine. Cloth in somewhat ragged dustjacket. Owner’s name & date (1936) on fly.

Price £60.00


List ref
WB457

W.H. Auden

Spain


Published by Faber 1937

Edition 1st

Condition Very good

A few spots otherwise internally fine. Staples rusty. Wrappers in bruised & partly faded dustjacket. Name on fly.

Price £50.00


List ref
WB458

 

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