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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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J.H. Prynne

Pearls That Were


Published by Privately Cambridge 1999

Edition 1st

Condition Fine

Wrappers.

Price £50.00


24pp


List ref
WB1588

Francis Quarles

The Complete Works in Prose and Verse

In Three Volumes

Ed. The Rev. Alexander B. Grosart

Published by Georg Olms 1971

Edition Facsimile reprint

Condition Fine

Facsimile of the first edition privately published in 1880. Includes Memorial-Introduction, Notes and Illustrations, Portrait, Emblems, Facsimiles, etc. Page edges slightly discoloured. Uniform cloth with gilt.

Price £50.00


List ref
WB1312

Meredith Quartermain

A Thousand Mornings


Published by Nomados 2002

Edition 1st

Condition Fine

Wrappers.

Price £10.00


89pp


List ref
WB1109

Edward Quillinan

Stanzas by the Author of Dunlace Castle


Published by Private Press of Lee Priory Kent 1814

Edition 1st   Limitation 100

Condition Dogeared

The extremely wide margins ensure that the heavy wear to edges & corners does not affect text. The original printed card covers are heavily rubbed & stained but the titling remains legible. The covers are laid down on old reback. A poor copy requiring some sympathetic preservation.

Price £280.00


26pp


List ref
WB1318

Carl Rakosi

Ere-Voice


Published by New Directions 1971

Edition 1st, wrappers issue

Condition Good

Author’s signature on title page. Corners slightly bruised, wrappers covered with transparent adhesive film. With Ian Robinson’s neat ownership signature & date.

Price £12.00


92pp


List ref
WB703

Tom Raworth

Lion Lion


Published by Trigram 1970

Edition 1st, paperback issue

Condition Near fine

Simultaneous paperback edition. Author’s inscription on second half-title: ‘Dear Lee [Harwood] / See you on the corner opposite China / about half past november / [2 arrows pointing in opposite directions] / love / Tom / [illegible placename] Nov 6/70’. Upper wrapper somewhat mottled at fore-edge, internally fine.

Price £120.00


48pp


List ref
WB1537

Tom Raworth

Catacoustics


Published by Street Editions 1991

Edition 1st

Condition Fine

Wrappers.

Price £25.00


44pp


List ref
WB2162

Kenneth Rexroth

The Phoenix and the Tortoise


Published by New Directions 1944

Edition 1st

Condition Very good

Edges slightly darkened. A few inconspicuous marks to cloth, original spine label darkened.

Price £20.00


List ref
WB534

 

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