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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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Alexander Pope

The Works

Published by Bernard Lintot London 1717

Edition 1st

Format  Quarto   Condition Very good

Lacks half-title and portrait frontispiece. Edges and title page soiled. Corners of early leaves chipped. Worming to inner margin. Splash-stain to D4. Tear without loss to Kkk1. Modern calf with paper label, titling in neat calligraphy.

Price £150.00

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Alexander Pope

An Epistle to the Right Honourable Richard Lord Visct. Cobham

Of the Knowledge and Characters of Men

Published by Lawton Gilliver London 1733

Edition 1st

Format  Folio   Condition Very good

Half-title slightly foxed and soiled. Final advert leaf listing other works by Pope. A very good copy in later half calf with gilt, spine somewhat faded, modern bookplate on pastedown.

Price £280.00

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[Alexander Pope]

An Essay on Man

Address’d to a Friend. Part I.

Published by J.Wilford London [1733]

Edition 1st

Format  Folio   Condition Very good

1st issue. Uncut. Some darkening to edges & top corner of title page, small stain p.11, slight horizontal crease throughout. Together with An Essay on Man, Epistle II, Wilford [1733], 1st issue, half-title, uncut, similar condition; and An Essay on Man, Epistle III, Wilford [1733]. the only folio issue, uncut, half-title darkened otherwise similar condition. Epistle III is disbound, I & II are stitched into old blue-grey wrappers now disintegrating & defective. Foxon P822, P833 & P840.

Price £600.00

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Ezra Pound

A Draft of XXX Cantos

Published by Faber 1933

Edition 1st UK

Condition Near fine

Original black cloth in dustjacket with chips at edges & fragment lost at foot of spine. The dustjacket is printed blue on red-orange, as called for, but is of later issue -- adverts on lower panel & flap list books published in the 1940s.

Price £60.00

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Ezra Pound


or, Une Revue de Deux Mondes

Published by Three Mountains 1923

Edition 1st   Limitation 220/300

Condition Very good

Printed on handmade watermarked Rives paper. This copy bound in original cloth-backed printed boards (many copies remained unbound). Boards somewhat rubbed & with slight wear at edges. Somewhat loosely bound (as usual), neat reinforcements to first & last signatures. A few slight marks to otherwise very clean pages.

Price £550.00

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Ezra Pound

Section: Rock-Drill:

85-95 de los cantares

Published by Faber 1957

Edition 1st UK

Condition Very good

Internally near-fine, cloth in worn & frail dustjacket with internal repairs.

Price £26.00

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Omar S. Pound

Wyndham Lewis: A Descriptive Bibliography

with Philip Grover

Published by Dawson Folkestone 1978

Edition 1st

Format  Octavo   Condition Near fine

Includes a Checklist of BBC Broadcasts compiled by D.G.Bridson. B/w portrait frontispiece and reproductions of book covers throughout. Cloth without dustjacket, probably as issued. Top edge slightly dusty otherwise fine. Andrew Crozier’s ownership signature & date on fly.

Price £20.00


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Ezra Pound

Antheil and the Treatise on Harmony

Published by Three Mountains Press Paris 1924

Edition 1st   Limitation 400

Format  Octavo   Condition Very good

Gallup A24a. Original red wrappers printed in black, printed price 10 Fr. upper right corner. Untrimmed edges and margins somewhat darkened. The binding is frail and the first few pages slightly loosened. Slight bruising and rubbing to wrappers but very good considering. The title page has been extravagantly inscribed in black ink by the author, the inscription running to all four margins; it reads ‘To certify that E Swainson having bought same refused 10 fr. reimbursement. The authors increased esteem EPound 1924’.

Price £1,750.00


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