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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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Roy Fisher

Ten Interiors with Various Figures


Published by Tarasque 1966

Edition 1st

Condition Fine

Designed by Stuart Mills in a small square format, quarto mimeo centre-stapled in stiff wrappers with silkscreen design.

Price £30.00


20pp


List ref
WB1530

Roy Fisher

Collected Poems 1968:The Ghost of a Paper Bag


Published by Fulcrum 1969

Edition 1st

Condition Near fine

Cloth in slightly worn dustjacket. Slightly musty otherwise fine.

Price £18.00


80pp


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WB1531

Roy Fisher

Poems 1955-1980


Published by Oxford UP 1980

Edition 1st

Condition Fine

Author’s inscription on dedication page ‘for Lee [Harwood]: Roy 2.3.85’. Boards in dustjacket slightly faded at spine as usual.

Price £22.00


193pp


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WB1699

Allen Fisher (editor)

Strange Faeces 8


Published by Strange Faeces 1972

Edition 1st

Condition Near fine

Besides Allen Fisher’s several contributions, including front & back covers, contributors include Claude Pelieu, Charles Plymell, Jeff Nuttall, Mark Hyatt, Opal L. Nations, Kris Hemensley & Ed Sanders. Unpaginated, 90 full pages + various inserts & tip-ins. Side-stapled A4 mimeo.

Price £28.00


List ref
WB2124

Edward Fitzgerald

Works


Published by Houghton, Mifflin & Quaritch New York, Boston & London 1887

Edition 1st, small paper edition

Format  Octavo   Condition Very good

Reprinted from the original impressions, with some corrections derived from his own annotated copies. In two volumes. Portrait frontispiece. One hinge weakened. Original blue cloth. Spine labels darkened & slightly rubbed. Preliminaries slightly foxed.

Price £100.00


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WB1294

Phineas Fletcher

Piscatory Eclogues, with other Poetical Miscellanies

Illustrated with Notes, Critical & Explanatory

Ed. A.E. Tytler

Published by A.Kincaid & W.Creech Edinburgh 1771

Edition 1st thus

Format  Octavo   Condition Very good

Title page vignette. Slight foxing to preliminaries. Contemporary half calf, spine gilt, label chipped, upper joint weakened by worming. Bookplate.

Price £50.00


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WB1212

Phineas Fletcher

The Purple Island, or The Isle of Man

An Allegorical Poem


Published by N.p. London 1783

Edition 1st thus

Format  Octavo   Condition Good

Corrected and revised, with additional Notes by the Editor. Includes ‘Christ’s Victory and Triumph’, A Poem, in Four Parts, by Giles Fletcher. Somewhat worn contemporary calf, joints shaky. Neat stamp of university library, donation label, etc.

Price £65.00


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WB1213

Giles Fletcher

Poetical Works Volume II

with Phineas Fletcher

Ed. Frederick Boas

Published by Cambridge UP 1970

Edition Reprint

Condition Near fine

This volume only (of 2): the poems of Phineas Fletcher first published in 1633 or later, i.e. The Purple Island, Piscatorie Elegies and shorter poems. Original blue cloth, internally fine copy in slightly scuffed dustjacket discoloured at spine.

Price £25.00


368pp


List ref
WB1910

 

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