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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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Roy Fisher

The Ship’s Orchestra


Published by Fulcrum 1966

Edition 1st

Condition Near fine

Small quarto, cloth in first issue green dustjacket with David Jones wood engraving also reproduced as frontispiece. A virtually mint but slightly musty copy.

Price £22.00


58pp


List ref
WB2130

Roy Fisher

The Cut Pages


Published by Fulcrum 1971

Edition 1st

Condition Fine

Cloth, dustjacket. Virtually mint.

Price £20.00


80pp


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WB2131

Roy Fisher

Wonders of Obligation


Published by Braad 1979

Edition 1st   Limitation 152/450

Condition Near fine

Wrappers. Cover & title page by John Furnival. Top edge spotted otherwise fine.

Price £20.00


24pp


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WB2132

Roy Fisher

Four Poems


Published by Pig Hasty 1976

Edition 1st   Limitation approx. 75

Condition Fine

Published for his Colpitts reading November 1976. A5 mimeo centre-stapled in paper wrappers. Very slight bruising bottom edge.

Price £20.00


4pp


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WB2135

Allen Fisher (editor)

Strange Faeces 8


Published by Strange Faeces 1972

Edition 1st

Condition Near fine

Besides Allen Fisher’s several contributions, including front & back covers, contributors include Claude Pelieu, Charles Plymell, Jeff Nuttall, Mark Hyatt, Opal L. Nations, Kris Hemensley & Ed Sanders. Unpaginated, 90 full pages + various inserts & tip-ins. Side-stapled A4 mimeo.

Price £28.00


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WB2124

Edward Fitzgerald

Works


Published by Houghton, Mifflin & Quaritch New York, Boston & London 1887

Edition 1st, small paper edition

Format  Octavo   Condition Very good

Reprinted from the original impressions, with some corrections derived from his own annotated copies. In two volumes. Portrait frontispiece. One hinge weakened. Original blue cloth. Spine labels darkened & slightly rubbed. Preliminaries slightly foxed.

Price £100.00


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WB1294

Phineas Fletcher

Piscatory Eclogues, with other Poetical Miscellanies

Illustrated with Notes, Critical & Explanatory

Ed. A.E. Tytler

Published by A.Kincaid & W.Creech Edinburgh 1771

Edition 1st thus

Format  Octavo   Condition Very good

Title page vignette. Slight foxing to preliminaries. Contemporary half calf, spine gilt, label chipped, upper joint weakened by worming. Bookplate.

Price £50.00


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WB1212

Phineas Fletcher

The Purple Island, or The Isle of Man

An Allegorical Poem


Published by N.p. London 1783

Edition 1st thus

Format  Octavo   Condition Good

Corrected and revised, with additional Notes by the Editor. Includes ‘Christ’s Victory and Triumph’, A Poem, in Four Parts, by Giles Fletcher. Somewhat worn contemporary calf, joints shaky. Neat stamp of university library, donation label, etc.

Price £65.00


List ref
WB1213

 

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