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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 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


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Michael Shayer


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


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[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


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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


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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


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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

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Mary Shelley

History of a Six Weeks Tour 1817

with P.B. Shelley

Published by Woodstock 1991

Edition Facsimile reprint

Condition Fine

Reprint with revised introduction by Jonathan Wordsworth. Cloth in slightly darkened dustjacket.

Price £20.00

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Percy Bysshe Shelley

The Esdaile Poems

Ed. Neville Rogers

Published by Clarendon 1966

Edition 1st such

Condition Near fine

Early minor poems from the ‘Esdaile Notebook’ edited from the MSS with textual introduction & commentary by Rogers. Cloth in somewhat soiled dustjacket.

Price £22.00

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