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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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[Matthew Prior]

The Hind and the Panther

Transvers’d To The Story of The Country-Mouse and the City-Mouse

with [Charles Montague]

Published by W.Davis London 1687

Edition 1st

Format  Quarto   Condition Good

Disbound, lacking A1 (blank) & with last leaf somewhat ragged & soiled.

Price £60.00


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WB819

[Matthew Prior]

Poems on Several Occasions


Published by Jacob Tonson & John Barber London 1718

Edition 1st collected

Format  Folio   Condition Very good

Large folio. Watermark with fleur-de-lys on shield. Frontispiece engraved by B.Baron after L.Cheron, as is title page vignette. Engraved headpieces and initials throughout. Subscribers list. Contemporary panelled calf, old reback with gilt decoration and raised bands. Joints cracked and tender but still a very good copy with clean and bright pages.

Price £300.00


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WB1992

J.H. Prynne

Her Weasels Wild Returning


Published by Equipage Cambridge 1994

Edition 1st

Condition Fine

Wrappers slightly faded at edges otherwise a fine copy with author’s compliments slip laid in.

Price £60.00


12pp


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WB1988

J.H. Prynne

Pearls That Were


Published by Privately Cambridge 1999

Edition 1st

Condition Fine

Wrappers.

Price £50.00


24pp


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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


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WB1312

Meredith Quartermain

A Thousand Mornings


Published by Nomados 2002

Edition 1st

Condition Fine

Wrappers.

Price £10.00


89pp


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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


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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

 

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