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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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Sir David  Lyndsay

Selected Poems

Ed. Janet Hadley Williams

Published by The Association for Scottish Literary Studies Glasgow 2000

Edition 1st

Condition Fine

Cloth in dustjacket.

Price £20.00


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Karen Mac Cormack


Published by West House Books & Chax Press 2003

Edition 1st

Condition Fine

The first edition of this extended prose-poem, consisting of nineteen of the final thirty-one sections. Wrappers slightly curled otherwise fine.

Price £12.00



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Louis MacNeice

Collected Poems 1925-1948

Published by Faber 1949

Edition 1st

Condition Near fine

Cloth in sl. darkened dustjacket with a few small chips.

Price £48.00

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Christopher Marlowe

The Works

Ed. G. Robinson

Published by William Pickering London 1826

Edition 1st collected

Format  Octavo   Condition Very good

Top edge gilt. 19th century half morocco, scuffed at edges, top compartment of Volume I mostly lost, small loss at head of Volume III backstrip. Joints tender. Marbled boards rubbed. Pages clean & bright throughout.

Price £295.00

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Christopher Marlowe

The Tragicall History of Doctor Faustus

Published by Golden Hours Press London 1932

Edition 1st thus   Limitation 44/250

Format  Quarto   Condition Near fine

With engravings by Blair Hughes-Stanton. Uncut edges somewhat darkened & slightly dusty. Original half-morocco with gilt, marbled cloth.

Price £295.00

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Andrew Marvell

Miscellaneous Poems

Published by Nonesuch London 1923

Edition 1st thus   Limitation 133/825

Condition Good

Reprinted from the British Museum copy including the suppressed pages 116-131 and 140-144. Gilt-decorated mock-vellum-covered boards. Internally fine but uncut edges dusty and darkened, covers darkened heavily at spine and with 1-inch bump to upper fore-edge. Small neat inscription on endpaper.

Price £55.00


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Andrew Marvell

The Works Poetical, Controversial, and Political

Containing Many Original Letters, Poems, and Tracts, never before printed

Ed. Capt. Edward Thompson

Published by Henry Baldwin London 1776

Edition 1st such

Format  Quarto   Condition Very good

Complete in three volumes: lvii, 648; v, 583; iv, 557. No half-titles. Portrait frontispiece with offsetting on title page. Subscribers list. Some scattered foxing in Volume 2 and some heavier patches Volume 3 but the text is overall clean and bright. Contemporary calf worn at edges nicely rebacked in modern calf with gilt and raised bands.

Price £675.00

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William Mason (anonymously)

An Heroic Epistle to Sir William Chambers, Knight, Comptroller of His Majesty’s Works

and Author of a Late Dissertation on Oriental Gardening.

Published by J.Almon London 1776

Edition Thirteenth

Format  Quarto   Condition Fine

Disbound. A fine clean copy with ample margins.

Price £50.00


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