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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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Bob Perelman

Virtual Reality

Published by Roof 1993

Edition 1st

Condition Fine

Wrappers slightly curled.

Price £9.00


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John Philips


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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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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John Phillips

Language Is

Published by Sardines 2005

Edition 1st

Condition Fine

Signed & dedicated by the author. Wrappers.

Price £7.50


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Tom Pickard

Tiepin Eros:

New & Selected Poems

Published by Bloodaxe 1994

Edition 1st

Condition Mint


Price £5.00


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Peter Pindar

The Lousiad, An Heroi-Comic Poem

Canto I

Published by Goulding & Walker London 1793

Edition New Edition

Format  Quarto   Condition Very good

Disbound. Half-title. Engraving placed between pages 20-21.

Price £10.00

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Alexander Pope

Additions to the Works of Alexander Pope, Esq.

Together with Many Original Poems and Letters of Cotemporary Writers

Ed. [W.Cooke or George Steevens]

Published by H.Baldwin et al London 1776

Edition 1st

Condition Very good

Complete in two volumes. Half-titles. Title page vignettes. Somewhat worn contemporary calf, joints tender, backstrips darkened, label lost Volume I. Bookplate.

Price £180.00

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Alexander Pope

Of The Characters of Women

An Epistle to a Lady

Published by Lawton Gilliver London 1735

Edition 1st

Format  Folio   Condition Near fine

Disbound. Half-title. Publisher’s advert leaf follows author’s Advertisement (B1). A few minor marks. Griffith 361 (variant b).

Price £155.00

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