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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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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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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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