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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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Frank O'Hara

Lunch Poems


Published by City Lights 1964

Edition 1st

Condition Fine

Pocket Poets 19. Wrappers slightly chipped, mostly at spine edges.

Price £250.00


74pp


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WB1683

Frank O'Hara

Love Poems (Tentative Title)


Published by Tibor de Nagy 1965

Edition 1st   Limitation 500

Condition Very good

Original wrappers (particularly lower panel) soiled, spine darkened and somewhat chipped at edges; the titling on upper panel nevertheless remains bright. Internally fine. Owner’s name TREVOR WINKFIELD neatly typed within the blue & white stripes printed on the cover verso which have as usual offset on title page.

Price £650.00


30pp


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WB1684

Maggie O'Sullivan

Unofficial Word


Published by Galloping Dog 1988

Edition 1st

Condition Fine

Cover by the author. Wrappers.

Price £12.00


44pp


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WB1466

Thomas Parnell

Poems on Several Occasions

Published by Mr. Pope


Published by B.Lintot London 1722

Edition 1st

Format  Octavo   Condition Very good

With verse dedication by Pope. D8 cancel. Some foxing & soiling. Name & date, 1770, on title page. Contemporary panelled calf, rebacked with most of the backstrip laid down. Wear to head of spine. Lacks label.

Price £100.00


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WB407

Thomas Parnell

Poems on Several Occasions. With the Life of Zoilus

and his Remarks on Homer’s Battle of the Frogs and Mice


Published by Thomas Ewing Dublin 1773

Edition Reprint

Format  Quarto   Condition Very good

Reprint of the 1770 edition with the Life by Dr Goldsmith. Headpiece portrait p.[1]. Contemporary calf, joints weakened, fragment lost on upper board. Internally near-fine with ample margins.

Price £95.00


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WB1952

[Thomas Percy]

The Hermit of Warkworth

A Northumberland Ballad


Published by T. Davies & S.Leacroft London 1771

Edition 1st

Format  Quarto   Condition Very good

Disbound. Half-title. Title page vignette. Some occasional slight soiling.

Price £75.00


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WB869

John Philips

Cyder

A Poem. In Two Books


Published by Jacob Tonson London 1708

Edition 1st

Format  Octavo   Condition Very good

Half-title, (4), 89. Later impression with asterisks pages 44 & 46, catchword ‘when’ p.68, p.74 correctly numbered. The half-title is heavily soiled and with biographical notes in a 19th century hand. Frontispiece rubbed at edges but otherwise bright, text pages similar. Recent double endpapers, modern full calf binding in fine condition, gilt-decorated spine with raised bands.

Price £175.00


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WB1918

John Philips

Poems on Several Occasions


Published by Thomas Astley London 1728

Edition 4th

Format  Duodecimo   Condition Good

As issued, binding in with separate title pages The Splendid Shilling & Blenheim, E.Curll 1728, and Cyder, The Third Edition, J.Tonson 1727. Portrait frontispiece, and frontispiece for Cyder. Some staining throughout. Contemporary half calf, upper joint very weak.

Price £60.00


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WB1919

 

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