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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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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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Lorine Niedecker

Harpsichord & Salt-Fish

Ed. Jenny Penberthy

Published by Pig 1991

Edition 1st

Condition Near fine

Mottling to edges, a few marks on wrappers.

Price £25.00


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Sylva Norman

Flight of the Skylark

The Development of Shelley’s Reputation

Published by Max Reinhardt & Oklahoma UP 1954

Edition 1st

Format  Octavo   Condition Reading copy

Sound & internally clean reading copy, cloth in tattered dustjacket.

Price £12.00


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John Norris

A Collection of Miscellanies

Consisting of Poems, Essays, Discourses & Letters, Occasionally Written

Published by J.Crosley & Samuel Manship London 1692

Edition Second Edition Corrected

Format  Octavo   Condition Worn

4pp adverts. A heavy stain on bottom half of preliminaries faintly affects bottom edge throughout. Contemporary calf, sound but worn, particularly at head of spine. Lacks label.

Price £165.00

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