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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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W.H. Auden

Letters from Iceland

with Louis MacNeice

Published by Faber 1937

Edition 1st

Condition Good

B/w photographic plates throughout, folding diagram at rear. Signed by Auden on 2nd blank. Edges soiled. Green cloth has ‘Queens Hotel Brighton’ gilt-stamped on upper board and the number ‘56’ at foot of spine. Dustjacket intact but badly rubbed on upper panel & somewhat darkened. Blurb from a spare dustjacket has been glued to lower pastedown.

Price £180.00


List ref
WB459

Alan Baker

Whether


Published by Knives Forks & Spoons 2014

Edition 1st

Condition Mint

Cover image by Alan Halsey. Wrappers.

Price £5.00


29pp


List ref
WB1599

George Barker

News of the World


Published by Faber 1950

Edition 1st

Condition Fine

Internally fine. Owner’s name scratched out at head of front endpaper. Cloth in slightly darkened price-clipped dustjacket with chips at head & tail of spine.

Price £26.00


64pp


List ref
WB1483

George Barker

Calamiterror


Published by Faber & Faber 1937

Edition 1st

Condition Near fine

Slight spotting to preliminaries, otherwise a clean bright copy, cloth in dustjacket with small chip in middle of darkened spine.

Price £32.00


53pp


List ref
WB1277

George Barker

Collected Poems 1930-1955


Published by Faber 1957

Edition 1st

Condition Very good

Signed by the author & inscribed to Ian Robinson. A few spots to edges, cloth in dust jacket with short tears to edges & fractional loss to head of spine but still quite bright. Press-cuttings laid in. With Ian Robinson’s neat ownership signature & date.

Price £30.00


246pp


List ref
WB669

George Barker

Dialogues etc.


Published by Faber 1976

Edition 1st

Condition Near fine

Signed by the author & inscribed to Ian Robinson. Very slight chips to wrappers. With Poetry Book Society wrap-round band.

Price £16.00


56pp


List ref
WB671

George Barker

Selected Poems


Published by Macmillan New York 1941

Edition 1st

Condition Very good

Cloth in dustjacket with tears & slight loss.

Price £16.00


List ref
WB303

Anthony Barnett

A Forest Utilization Family


Published by Burning Deck 1982

Edition 1st   Limitation 183/475

Condition Near fine

Wrappers. Corners very slightly bruised otherwise fine. Leaf of Burning Deck notepaper laid in with brief handwritten message from the publisher Rosmarie Waldrop: ‘Nice issue! Thanks! Rosmarie’.

Price £15.00


32pp


List ref
WB1557

 

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