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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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[James Hammond]

Love Elegies

Written in the Year 1732

Published by G.Hawkins 1762

Edition Fifth

Format  Quarto   Condition Good

Title page soiled, small hole at bottom corner also affecting A2. Creases at corner. Bound with William Whitehead ‘A Charge To The Poets’, Dodsley 1762, a few stains on half-title otherwise a clean copy. In plain modern wrappers, somewhat worn.

Price £70.00

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Sir John Harington

Nugae Antiquae

Ed. Thomas Park

Published by Vernor & Hood London 1804

Edition 1st thus

Format  Octavo   Condition Very good

Being a Miscellaneous Collection of Original Papers in Prose and Verse; Written during the Reigns of Henry VIII, Edward VI, Queen Mary, Elizabeth, and King James: And by others who lived in those Times. Selected from Authentic Remains by the late Henry Harington, M.A. and newly arranged, with illustrative notes, by Thomas Park, F.S.A. Complete in 2 volumes: xxxii, 399; viii, 416. All edges gilt. Slightly rubbed red morocco with gilt. Library accession numbers on title page versos, pockets on lower pastedowns. With Edward Marsh’s bookplate and another.

Price £85.00

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Brice Harris

Charles Sackville, Sixth Earl of Dorset

Patron and Poet of the Restoration

Published by Lemma New York 1972

Edition Facsimile reprint

Format  Octavo   Condition Near fine

Cloth. Originally published by Illinois UP, 1940.

Price £15.00


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Martin Harrison


Published by Great Works 1978

Edition 1st   Limitation 200

Condition Near fine

With illustrations by Denise Riley. His first book. Unpaginated A4 mimeo printed rectos only. Side-stapled card covers in darkened dustjacket with slight bruises, internally fine.

Price £20.00

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T[ony]. W. Harrison


Published by Northern House 1964

Edition 1st

Condition Near fine

White wrappers slightly soiled.

Price £30.00

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Graham Hartill


Published by Red Sharks 1988

Edition 1st

Condition Near fine

A4 mimeo with b/w illustrations. Dedicated & signed by the author in year of publication. Darkened wrappers faded at spine.

Price £20.00


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Gabriel Harvey

Foure Letters and Certeine Sonnets

Especially Touching Robert Greene. 1592

Ed. G.B. Harrison

Published by Bodley Head London 1922

Edition 1st thus

Condition Near fine

Bodley Head Quartos II. Original decorated cloth slightly darkened at spine otherwise a fine copy uncut and unopened.

Price £15.00


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Lee Harwood


Published by Fulcrum 1969

Edition 1st

Condition Fine

Cloth, dustjacket.

Price £18.00

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