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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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William Michael Rossetti

A Memoir of Shelley (with a Fresh Preface)


Published by Shelley Society London 1886

Edition 1st such

Condition Near fine

Shelley Society Publication IV.2. Untrimmed. Exceptionally clean text. Some foxing to edges, original paper-covered boards slightly darkened, name on title page. Two engravings with tissue guards. Laid in is a flier for Rossetti’s 3-volume edition of Shelley’s Complete Poetical Works, in which the memoir first appeared.

Price £40.00


154pp


List ref
WB1935

George Sandys

Ovid’s Metamorphosis Englished, Mythologiz’d, And Represented in Figures

An Essay to the Translation of Virgil’s Aeneis


Published by John Lichfield Oxford 1632

Edition 1st such

Format  Folio   Condition Very good

The third (second authorised) edition of Sandys’ Ovid but the first illustrated and including the Virgil translation. Frontispiece engraved by Salaman Savery after Francisco Clein. Sixteen other engravings, one preceding the Life of Ovid and one for each Book of the poem. The plate to Book I has been repaired on the reverse. Staining to O3 slightly affects facing plate (to Book IV). C2 & C3 transposed. Sigs. E & F and their pagination incoherently numbered but textually continuous and without loss. Overall a very good copy with marbled edges and endpapers, bound in later half vellum with recent label, marbled boards somewhat abraded and spine somewhat darkened.

Price £1,250.00


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WB1940

Siegfried Sassoon

Meredith


Published by Viking New York 1948

Edition 1st US

Format  Octavo   Condition Very good

Biography of George Meredith. Variant binding in blue cloth, gilt-blocked spine. A very good copy in price-clipped dustjacket, worn with some loss and internal repairs.

Price £22.00


269pp


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WB1917

Peter Schamoni

Max Ernst: Maximiliana


Published by New York Graphic Society 1974

Edition 1st US

Condition Fine

Two-colour & full-colour illustrations throughout. Boards, fine in slightly darkened price-clipped dustjacket worn top edge.

Price £45.00


88pp


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WB897

Susan M. Schultz

No Guns, No Durian


Published by Tinfish 2003

Edition 1st

Condition Near fine

Card covers slightly soiled. Bound with metal studs as issued.

Price £5.00


24pp


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WB1439

James Schuyler

The Crystal Lithium


Published by Random House 1972

Edition 1st, paperback issue

Condition Near fine

Simultaneous paperback edition. Slightly sprung wrappers faded at spine.

Price £25.00


96pp


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WB1688

John Scott

The Poetical Works


Published by Gregg International 1969

Edition Facsimile reprint

Condition Very good

Cloth. Reproduces the first edition, London 1782, with 14 plates of which four were engraved by William Blake after Stothard. Edges slightly darkened.

Price £18.00


341pp


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WB1343

Walter Scott

Ballads and Lyrical Pieces


Published by Longman et al Edinburgh 1806

Edition 1st such

Format  Octavo   Condition Near fine

Some occasional stains & edges darkened but otherwise a nice copy in recent half calf.

Price £52.00


List ref
WB416

 

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