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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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Maurice Lindsay (editor)

Poetry Scotland 2

Published by William Maclellan 1945

Edition 1st

Condition Very good

Quarter-cloth, very good in darkened dustjacket ragged top edge. Contributors include William Soutar, Ruthven Todd, Edwin Muir, Sydney Goodsir Smith, Norman McCaig, Adam Drinan, W.S.Graham, Robert Garioch, William Montgomerie, Sorley Maclean, J.F.Hendry & Hugh MacDiarmid.

Price £15.00


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Raymond Lister

Infernal Methods

A Study of William Blake’s Art Techniques

Published by Bell 1975

Edition 1st

Condition Near fine

4 colour & 66 b/w illustrations. Edges slightly dusty, buckram in worn price-clipped dustjacket.

Price £20.00

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Robert Lloyd


Published by Printed for the Author by Dryden Leach London 1762

Edition 1st

Format  Quarto   Condition Very good

iii-xix (lacks half-title), 277. Subscribers’ list includes Akenside, Beckford, Cowper, Churchill, Garrick, Hogarth, Johnson, Sterne and Wilkes. The opening leaf of the parallel English-Latin text of Gray’s Elegy is in the uncancelled state. Some occasional small stains and inkspots but an overall clean text. Owner’s name on title page. Marbled endpapers with bookplate. Scuffed contemporary calf with smart modern reback gilt-decorated with urns motif.

Price £260.00

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Tony Lopez

False Memory

Published by The Figures 1996

Edition 1st   Limitation 450

Condition Fine

Wrappers. The author’s signed dedication to Lee Harwood on title page.

Price £20.00


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Tony Lopez

Equal Signs

Published by Equipage 2004

Edition 1st

Condition Fine

Wrappers. The author’s signed dedication to Lee Harwood on final blank.

Price £18.00


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Federico Garcia Lorca


Poems chosen & translated by Paul Blackburn

Published by Stop Press 2000

Edition 1st thus

Condition Fine

New edition with drawings by Basil King. Wrappers.

Price £10.00

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Walter Lowenfels

Apollinaire: An Elegy

Published by Hours 1930

Edition 1st   Limitation 88/150 signed

Condition Good

Covers by Yves Tanguy. Internally fine. Paper-covered boards rubbed, leather back mostly missing but binding sound. Name & date.

Price £125.00

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Tom Lowenstein

Ancient Land: Sacred Whale

The Inuit Hunt & its Rituals

Published by Bloomsbury 1993

Edition 1st

Condition Fine

Cloth in dustjacket with minimal wear.

Price £20.00

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