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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 Eyres Landor

Selections from his Poetry and Prose

Ed. Eric Partridge

Published by Fanfrolico London 1927

Edition 1st   Limitation 28/155 signed by editor

Condition Good

Partridge contributes biographical and critical introduction. Top edge gilt. Uncut pages soiled at edges but internally fine. Original half-vellum heavily stained but binding sound. Bookplate.

Price £45.00


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Walter Savage Landor


A Poem: In Seven Books

Published by Slatter & Munday Oxford 1803

Edition Second [revised text]

Format  Octavo   Condition Worn

Inscribed on pastedown: ‘Leigh’s // HL 29 July 1816’: this is probably Chandos Leigh. Half title with later owner’s name in pencil. Line numbers have also been added in pencil & a few passages marked by lines in margin. Some soiling throughout. Hinges reinforced. Contemporary blue boards, worn, crudely rebacked with cloth. Uncut. Modern bookplate.

Price £225.00

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Valerie Large

Space Cut

Published by Tetrad 1973

Edition 1st   Limitation 125

Condition Near fine

One of the eight quartos collected as Tetrad Pamphlets Vol II. Pop-up text printed on cut paper tipped into wrapper. Some soiling to outer face of wrapper, the work itself virtually mint.

Price £35.00

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John Caspar Lavater

Aphorisms on Man

Translated from the Original Manuscript

Published by J.Johnson London 1789

Edition Second

Format  Octavo   Condition Very good

viii + 224pp. Translation by J.H.Fuseli. Frontispiece engraving by William Blake slightly rubbed at borders but print surface clean. Owner’s signature & date 1831 at head of title page; in the same neat hand a translation of the epigraph from Juvenal and also in the top border of the frontispiece the translation of the Greek motto in Blake’s engraving, Know thyself. Edges slightly dusty but a sound and tight copy, later calf binding with gilt-decorated spine in fine condition. This was the only volume published, despite the statement End of Vol. I on p.224.

Price £250.00

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Wyndham Lewis

The Apes of God

Published by Arthur Press 1930

Edition 1st   Limitation 332/750 signed

Condition Good

Lacks dustjacket. Some foxing, Original cloth & edges somewhat soiled, slight nick at head of spine.

Price £100.00

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Wyndham Lewis

Snooty Baronet

Published by Cassell 1932

Edition 1st, 2nd issue binding

Condition Good

Cloth slightly rubbed at extremities, a somewhat tired but still very good reading copy.

Price £16.00

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Wyndham Lewis

Blasting and Bombardiering

Autobiography (1914-1926)

Published by Eyre & Spottiswoode 1937

Edition 1st, 2nd binding

Condition Very good

Edges slightly spotted. Chipped & darkened dustjacket.

Price £80.00

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Wyndham Lewis

The Revenge for Love

Published by Methuen 1952

Edition Second

Condition Very good

Edges slightly spotted. Boards in soiled & nicked dustjacket.

Price £18.00

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