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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


76pp


List ref
WB2157

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


List ref
WB829

Robert Lloyd

Poems


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


List ref
WB1950

Tim Longville (editor)

Grosseteste Review 1.1


Published by Grosseteste 1968

Edition 1st

Condition Good

Contributors include John Riley, John Hall, Gael Turnbull, Robert Garioch, Jim Burns, J.H.Prynne, Barry MacSweeney & John James. Centre-stapled in wrappers in dust jacket. Staples rusty, splash-stain to dust jacket mostly affecting lower panel. Otherwise a very good copy.

Price £20.00


48pp


List ref
WB2125

Tim Longville (editor)

Grosseteste Review 6.1-4


Published by Grosseteste 1973

Edition 1st

Condition Good

Contributors include William Bronk, Cid Corman, Carl Rakosi, Gilbert Sorrentino, Douglas Oliver, J.H.Prynne (From A Letter to Douglas Oliver), Michael Palmer, Ric Caddel & George Oppen (twelve poems with articles on his work by Hugh Kenner, Donald Davie, Charles Tomlinson & Carl Rakosi). Wrappers in dust jacket. Top edge spotted. Some soiling to dust jacket including splash-stain at head of upper panel. Otherwise a very good copy.

Price £20.00


256pp


List ref
WB2126

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


36pp


List ref
WB1749

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


35pp


List ref
WB1752

Federico Garcia Lorca

Lorca/Blackburn

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


List ref
WB1105

 

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