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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

One-Way Song

Published by Methuen 1960

Edition New edition

Condition Near fine

This new edition has a foreword by T.S.Eliot. Cloth in slightly darkened dustjacket with slight wear at head of spine.

Price £22.00

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Wyndham Lewis

Left Wings Over Europe:

or, How to Make a War about Nothing

Published by Cape 1936

Edition 1st

Condition Very good

Red cloth lettered black, in dustjacket. Edges & preliminaries heavily spotted. Dustjacket somewhat rubbed lower panel. Bookplate.

Price £120.00

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Wyndham Lewis

The Lion and the Fox

The Role of the Hero in the Plays of Shakespeare

Published by Grant Richards 1927

Edition 1st, 3rd issue on wove paper

Condition Very good

Original blue cloth lettered gilt. Top edge gilt. Fore-edge slightly spotted & a few small marks on cloth. Name & date on fly.

Price £26.00

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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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