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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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Thomas Heywood

The Hierarchie of the Blessed Angells

Their Names, Orders and Offices, The fall of Lucifer with his Angells

Published by W.Lee London 1635

Edition 1st

Format  Folio   Condition Good

Engraved title page trimmed & relaid. Imprimatur leaf. 8 full-page engravings. S3/4 & Ggg2/3 supplied in neat manuscript. Staining to Ccc1/2. Final leaves with paper repairs to bottom corners, slightly affecting text. Old half calf, sound but worn at sp.

Price £420.00

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Dick Higgins

A Book about Love and War and Death

Published by Something Else 1972

Edition 1st, paperback issue

Condition Very good

A few small marks on slightly darkened wrappers.

Price £16.00


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Hugh Creighton Hill

A Selection of Poems

Published by Tarasque n.d.

Edition 1st

Condition Very good

Tarasque magazine 8. Wrappers. Signed & inscribed to Gael Turnbull 1968. Slightly bruised.

Price £10.00

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Hugh Creighton Hill

Some Propositions from the Universal Theorem

Published by Heron (= Artisan 4) 1954

Edition 1st

Condition Very good

Wrappers soiled. Gael Turnbull’s ownership signature. 3 typescripts laid in; one is an additional poem, ‘Triangle Setting To Work’, & another shows 4 one-word poems, 3 of which appeared in Poor.Old.Tired.Horse 25.

Price £12.00

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Hugh Creighton Hill

Latterday Chrysalides

Published by Migrant 1961

Edition 1st

Condition Very good

Sandpaper strips tipped onto frontispiece & cover as issued. Pages slightly discoloured, wrappers somewhat rubbed.

Price £10.50


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Robert A. Hipkiss

Jack Kerouac: Prophet of the New Romanticism

Published by Regents Press of Texas 1978

Edition 2nd printing

Condition Very good

Slightly warped cloth in dustjacket faded at spine.

Price £12.00


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Elizabeth Hitchener

Letter to Percy Bysshe Shelley

Ed. Walter Edwin Peck

Published by Richard West 1979

Edition Facsimile reprint

Format  Octavo   Condition Fine

Reproduces the 1926 first edition limited to 150 copies. Bound in heavy red (Folcroft) buckram, spine lettered gilt.

Price £12.00


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Thomas Hoccleve


Never Before Printed

Ed. George Mason

Published by Leigh & Sotheby London 1796

Edition 1st

Format  Quarto   Condition Good

With a Preface, Notes and Glossary. Advert p.[114]. Disbound. Half-title detached. Some occasional spots & stains.

Price £90.00

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