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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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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


12pp


List ref
WB1409

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


71pp


List ref
WB1244

Jess Mynes

Sky Brightly Picked


Published by Skysill 2009

Edition 1st

Condition Mint

Wrappers.

Price £9.95


94pp


List ref
WB1336

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


17pp


List ref
WB2036

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


62pp


List ref
WB1621

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


304pp


List ref
WB1932

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


List ref
WB1222

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


List ref
WB1223

 

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