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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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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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Thomas Norton

Ordinal of Alchemy

Ed. John Reidy

Published by OUP for the Early English Text Soc. 1975

Edition 1st thus

Condition Near fine

Cloth in somewhat worn dustjacket discoloured at spine.

Price £20.00

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Jeff Nuttall

Sun Barbs

Published by Poet & Peasant 1976

Edition 1st

Condition Near fine

Poems. Cover drawing by the author. Trimmed A5 landscape mimeo, card covers with tape over side staples. A few small splash-stains on lower cover otherwise fine.

Price £15.00

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Frank O'Hara

Second Avenue

Published by Totem New York 1960

Edition 1st

Condition Very good

Publisher’s address on title page verso, 95c price printed on lower wrapper. Cover drawing by Larry Rivers with red portion and title label tipped on (no established priority with printed title). Wrappers slightly darkened, staples starting to rust, otherwise a near-fine copy.

Price £60.00


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