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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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A.L. Morton

The Everlasting Gospel

A Study in the Sources of William Blake

Published by Lawrence & Wishart 1958

Edition 1st

Condition Very good

Edges slightly spotted. Boards in slightly rubbed dustjacket.

Price £12.00

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Jennifer Moxley

The Middle Room

Published by Subpress 2007

Edition 1st

Condition Mint

Autobiography. Wrappers.

Price £18.50


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Jennifer Moxley

Enlightenment Evidence

(Part Two of Often Capital)

Published by Rem 1997

Edition 2nd   Limitation 41/100

Condition Fine

Unpaginated, printed rectos only. Square format, spiral-bound in card covers.

Price £10.00

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John Munro (editor)

The Shakspere Allusion-Book

A Collection of Allusions to Shakespere from 1591 to 1700

Published by Oxford UP 1932

Edition 1st thus

Format  Octavo   Condition Very good

Complete in 2 volumes, 527 + 558pp. Originally compiled by C.M.Ingleby, L. Toulmin Smith & F.J.Furnivall with the assistance of the New Shakspere Society. Re-edited, revised and re-arranged by John Munro in 1909 and re-issued here with a Preface by Sir Edmund Chambers. Ex public library but with stamps only to title page versos; library bookplates on front pastedowns, labels on rear endpapers, small cardboard pockets on rear pastedowns. Otherwise very good copies, cloth in shelfworn dustjackets darkened at spines which also bear accession numbers.

Price £48.00

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Richard Murphy

The Woman of the House

Published by Dolmen 1959

Edition 1st   Limitation 250

Condition Very good

Wrappers in integral dust jacket which is somewhat rubbed & darkened and shows a number of small stains. Contents virtually mint.

Price £150.00


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Les A. Murray

The Boys Who Stole the Funeral:

a novel sequence

Published by Angus & Robertson 1980

Edition 1st

Condition Near fine

Boards, fine in slightly rubbed dustjacket with small tear at head of upper panel, neatly repaired internally.

Price £45.00


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Jess Mynes

Sky Brightly Picked

Published by Skysill 2009

Edition 1st

Condition Mint


Price £9.95


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Opal L. Nations

Hummi Grundi

The First Part of Two

Published by Edible 1971

Edition 1st   Limitation 100

Condition Very good

Letterpress printed rectos only, centre-stapled in wrappers with silkscreen image. The wrappers are worn and one small bruise carries through to early pages. Otherwise internally fine.

Price £30.00


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