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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 Blake

The Complete Portraiture of William and Catherine Blake

with Catherine Blake

Ed. Geoffrey Keynes

Published by Trianon 1977

Edition 1st   Limitation 181/562

Format  Quarto   Condition Near fine

Keynes contributes an Essay and an Iconography. 54 b/w plates. Quarter morocco lettered gilt in cloth-covered slipcase. Faintly musty.

Price £195.00


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WB746

William Blake

The Poems of William Blake

Ed. [R.H. Shepherd]

Published by Pickering 1874

Edition 1st such

Format  Octavo   Condition Very good

’Compring Songs of Innocence and of Experience together with Poetical Sketches and some Copyright Poems not in any other Edition’. A few page corners turned down. Title page darkened at edges. Original blue-green cloth, dulled & somewhat rubbed.

Price £120.00


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WB821

William Blake

The Poems of William Blake

Ed. [R.H. Shepherd]

Published by Pickering 1874

Edition 1st such

Format  Octavo   Condition Very good

’Comprising Songs of Innocence and of Experience together with Poetical Sketches and some Copyright Poems not in any other Edition’. Internally fine. Uncut. Bound in variant mustard yellow cloth with lines of blind floral design. ‘THE POEMS OF WILLIAM BLAKE’ in gilt on spine. Spine ends slightly worn, dulling gilt lines, spine somewhat darkened. Stephen Coleridge’s name, address & date (October 1889) on fly, his bookplate on pastedown.

Price £130.00


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WB822

William Blake

Poetical Sketches


Published by Noel Douglas 1926

Edition Facsimile of 1st edition 1783

Format  Octavo   Condition Good

Uncut & unopened but with foxing throughout. Art-vellum boards slightly darkened & with small stain bottom corner.

Price £12.00


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WB823

William Blake

Vala

Blake’s Numbered Text

Ed. H.M. Margoliouth

Published by Clarendon 1956

Edition 1st such

Condition Good

Original blue cloth. Very good ex library reading copy.

Price £12.00


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WB824

William Blake

All Religions Are One


Published by Trianon 1970

Edition 1st edition facsimile   Limitation 95/662

Format  Folio   Condition Fine

Collotype plates with some watercolour washes added by hand. Quarter morocco with marbled boards, in marbled slipcase. Slipcase slightly discoloured.

Price £125.00


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WB826

William Blake

Jerusalem


Published by Trianon 1974

Edition 1st such   Limitation 308/558

Condition Fine

Full-colour facsimile of the Cunliffe copy which comprises Book I only. With seven trial proofs and commentary by Geoffrey Keynes. Original quarter morocco in slipcase. Faintly musty and with some very light spotting to prelims.

Price £300.00


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WB156

William Blake

Visions of the Daughters of Albion


Published by Dent 1932

Edition 1st thus

Condition Good

Colour facsimile reproduced from an original copy printed & illuminated by the author in 1793 now in the British Museum. With a Note by John Middleton Murry. Original cloth heavily soiled, internally very good.

Price £16.00


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WB892

 

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