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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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Maurice Scully

The Basic Colours:

A Watchman’s Log


Published by Pig 1994

Edition 1st

Condition Fine

Signed & inscribed to Gael [Turnbull]. Wrappers.

Price £10.00


List ref
WB611

Maurice Scully

5 Freedoms of Movement


Published by Galloping Dog 1987

Edition 1st

Condition Very good

A4 mimeo. Wrappers. Top edge imperfectly trimmed.

Price £12.00


90pp


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WB1467

Thomas Shadwell

The Virtuoso

A Comedy, As it is Acted by their Majesties Servants


Published by H.Herringman 1704

Edition 3rd

Condition Worn

Disbound. No half-title. 1p adverts. Pages darkened throughout & with areas of heavy spotting. Stains to fore-edge.

Price £25.00


76pp


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WB1344

Michael Shayer

Persephone


Published by Migrant 1961

Edition 1st

Condition Very good

Mimeo printed rectos only. Internally very good but photographic wrappers somewhat rubbed & chipped, staples rusty. Gael Turnbull’s ‘A Footnote to Shayer’s "Persephone"’, folded foolscap sheet, laid in as issued.

Price £30.00


16pp


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WB1539

[John Sheffield]

The Temple of Death, A Poem

A Translation out of French


Published by H.Hills London 1709

Edition Piracy

Format  Octavo   Condition Worn

Translated from P.Habert. Disbound, pages darkened throughout with some staining.

Price £18.00


16pp


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WB1345

Percy Bysshe Shelley

Original Poetry by Victor & Cazire

with Elizabeth Shelley

Ed. Richard Garnett

Published by John Lane London & New York 1897

Edition 1st thus

Condition Good

Text reproduces the first edition of 1810, with a 17pp introduction by Garnett. Uncut edges spotted, some scattered spotting to text. Original paper-covered boards & labels, darkened at spine. Small bookplate of Arnold Yates.

Price £55.00


66pp


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WB1346

Percy Bysshe Shelley

Shelley’s Lost Letters to Harriet

Ed. Leslie Hotson

Published by Faber & The Atlantic Monthly Press London & Boston 1930

Edition 1st   Limitation 546/750 signed by the editor

Condition Very good

Printed on English hand-made paper. Text very clean but uncut edges partly darkened & frayed in places. Top edge gilt, somewhat tarnished. Gilt-lettered blue cloth slightly darkened at spine & with small stain at head of upper board.

Price £30.00


90pp


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WB1347

Percy Bysshe Shelley

Alastor; Or, The Spirit of Solitude

And Other Poems

Ed. Bertram Dobell

Published by Reeves & Turner 1885/6

Edition 1st thus   Limitation 350 copies

Condition Near fine

A Facsimile Reprint of the original Edition, First Published in 1816. Shelley Society Publications II.3. Some slight foxing to uncut edges. Original paper-covered boards, slightly rubbed.

Price £30.00


List ref
WB1263

 

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