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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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Stuart Mills

A Far Distant Landscape

Published by New Arcadians 1986

Edition 1st   Limitation 137/200

Condition Fine

= New Arcadians Journal 22. Illustrations by Ian Gardner. Wrappers.

Price £25.00


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Stuart Mills (editor)

Aggie Weston’s 11

Published by Aggie Weston's 1976

Edition 1st

Condition Near fine

Photographs & notes by Adam Phipps-Hunt. Staples rusting otherwise fine. Editor’s holograph note to ‘Roy’ [Fisher] on back cover: ‘Still waiting for the definitive A.W.’s. No expense If no poems -- photos of you in greenhouse?! [...]’.

Price £20.00


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Drew Milne

Bench Marks

Published by Alfred David 1998

Edition 1st   Limitation 500

Condition Fine

Faint marks on wrappers otherwise fine.

Price £8.50


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Drew Milne

Sheet Mettle

Published by Alfred David 1994

Edition 1st

Condition Near fine

Boards in slightly worn dustjacket.

Price £10.00


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John Milton

Literae Pseudo-Senatus Anglicani, Cromwellii

Reliquorumque Perduellium nomine ac jussu conscriptae a Joanne Miltono

Published by N.p. 1676

Edition undetermined

Format  Duodecimo   Condition Very good

’Face’ device on title page, one of two editions issued in year of publication (Grolier 620: ‘there is no way of determining which was the earlier publication’). 18th century half calf worn at corners & edges but still a nice tight copy.

Price £100.00

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John Milton

Ode on the Morning of Christ’s Nativity

Published by H.Daniel Oxford 1894

Edition 1st thus   Limitation 187/200

Condition Near fine

Small quarto. Top edge gilt. Uncut & partly unopened. A few small spots otherwise fine in contemporary olive green morocco with gilt.

Price £150.00

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John  Milton

On the Morning of Christ’s Nativity

Milton’s Hymn, with illustrations by William Blake

with William Blake

Published by Whittington & Angscot 1981

Edition 1st such   Limitation 154/325

Format  Quarto   Condition Fine

Includes a note on the illustrations by Martin Butlin. Tipped-in colour plates (6 full page, 1 quarter page) printed by offset lithography at the Senecio Press, text printed on a special making of Barcham Green handmade paper. Quarter bound in vellum & buckram with marbled endpapers. Top edge gilt. In original slipcase, part faded.

Price £180.00

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John Milton

The Manuscript of Milton’s Paradise Lost Book I

Ed. Helen Darbishire

Published by Clarendon Oxford 1931

Edition 1st

Condition Very good

Collotype facsimile of the manuscript, written by an amanuensis & corrected by several hands, with facing 1st edition text. 38pp introduction by Darbishire. A few scattered pencil notes. Top edge slightly dusty. Cloth in soiled & torn dustjacket.

Price £75.00

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