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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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Sir Fulke Grevil

The Life of the Renowned Sr Philip Sidney


Published by Henry Seile London 1652

Edition 1st

Format  Octavo   Condition Very good

With the true Interest of England as it then stood in relation to all Forrain Princes: ... His principall Actions, Counsels, Designes, and Death. Together with a short Account of the Maximes and Policies used by Queen Elizabeth in her Government. Some foxing & browning throughout. Ink notes to title page and occasionally to text. Repair to title page verso. 19th century blue diced morocco with gilt, slightly rubbed.

Price £265.00


List ref
WB1264

Barbara  Guest

Selected Poems


Published by Sun & Moon 1995

Edition 1st

Condition Near fine

Quarter cloth in dustjacket. Internally fine. Boards bruised top corners, a few nicks to edges of dustjacket.

Price £26.00


197pp


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WB2010

Barbara Guest

The Countess from Minneapolis


Published by Burning Deck 1976

Edition 1st, trade paperback   Limitation 1000

Condition Near fine

Peter Riley’s ownership signature & neat stamp on fly. On final blank a pencil note in Riley’s hand re another Guest collection.

Price £12.00


42pp


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WB2156

Barbara Guest

Fair Realism


Published by Sun & Moon 1989

Edition 1st

Condition Fine

Cloth in dustjacket. Inscribed on half-title ‘For Peter Riley whose work is a great consolation -- Barbara Guest’.

Price £95.00


114pp


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WB2146

[Hilda Doolittle] H.D.

Palimpsest


Published by Contact Editions 1926

Edition 1st

Condition Very good

Small stain on title page. Wrappers in wrap-round dustjacket which is soiled & slightly defective at foot of spine. Otherwise a very good unopened copy.

Price £200.00


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WB494

Chris Hall

Long Time Sun Shining Down


Published by Galloping Dog 1979

Edition 1st such   Limitation 120

Condition Good

A4 mimeo printed rectos only. Cover by Chris Furby. Side-stapled card covers foxed.

Price £12.00


39pp


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WB1458

John Hall

Couldn’t You?

Poems for pages


Published by Shearsman 2007

Edition 1st

Condition Fine

Wrappers. Author’s signed dedication to Lee Harwood on half-title.

Price £15.00


90pp


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WB1429

John Hall

Interscriptions: A Correspondence

with Peter Hughes

Published by Knives Forks & Spoons 2011

Edition 1st

Condition Fine

Alternating text and colour images throughout. Wrappers. The authors’ signed dedication to Lee Harwood on title page.

Price £20.00


44pp


List ref
WB1430

 

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