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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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Peter Hodgkiss (editor)

Poetry Information 19: Basil Bunting Special Issue

Published by Poetry Information 1978

Edition 1st

Condition Very good

Bunting interviews by Mottram & Williams/Meyer, articles by Mottram, Meyer, Payne, Quartermain, Loloi/Pursglove, critical excerpts ed. Mottram/Hodgkiss, Simms poem, Clucas chronology, bibliography by Roger Guedalla. Bob Cobbing poem on lower wrapper. Wrappers slightly creased.

Price £22.00


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James Hogg

Selected Poems and Songs

Ed. David Groves

Published by Scottish Academic Press Edinburgh 1986

Edition 1st

Condition Very good

Text includes musical scores. Cloth in dustjacket slightly bruised at head of spine. Lower blanks creased & scuffed.

Price £15.00


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Thomas Jefferson Hogg

After Shelley

The Letters of Thomas Jefferson Hogg to Jane Williams

Ed. Sylva Norman

Published by Oxford UP 1938

Edition Reissue

Format  Octavo   Condition Good

Reissued in the Oxford Bookshelf series. Jane Williams portrait frontispiece. Biographical introduction by Sylva Norman. Cloth heavily stained but internally fine.

Price £15.00


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William Hone [attributed to]

Don Juan Canto III: with A Biographical Account of Lord Byron and his Family

Anecdotes of his Lordship’s Travels ... also, a Sketch of the Vampyre Family

Published by William Wright London 1819

Edition 1st

Format  Octavo   Condition Worn

Half-title. Lacks portrait. Uncut. 3pp adverts at end. Some occasional foxing to text otherwise internally very good. Original boards worn and stained, backstrip frayed and defective, remains of label.

Price £125.00


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Gerard Manley Hopkins


Ed. Robert Bridges

Published by OUP 1930

Edition 2nd with additions, 1st such   Limitation 120/250

Condition Very good

With an Appendix of Additional Poems & a Critical Introduction by Charles Williams. This special edition, printed on handmade paper & bound in quarter vellum, adds 5 illustrations to the trade edition (2 portraits, a drawing & 2 facsimiles). Vellum darkened & gilt lettering rubbed. Corners of boards exposed, lower board slightly scuffed. Upper hinge slightly weakened. Internally fine. Uncut.

Price £200.00

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Frances Horovitz

Solstice Song

Published by Piccolo 1974

Edition 1st

Condition Fine

Folding broadside.

Price £12.00

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Dom Sylvester Houedard

Op and Kinkon Poems / and some non-kinkon

Published by Writers Forum 1965

Edition 1st

Condition Fine

Quarto mimeo printed rectos only, side-stapled in overlapping wrappers with silkscreen design. Wrappers slightly bruised on overlaps, internally fine.

Price £250.00


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Sir Robert Howard

The Duel of the Stags, A Poem

Together with An Epistle to the Author, By Mr. Dryden

Published by H.Hills 1709

Edition Piracy

Format  Octavo   Condition Very good

One of 3 Hills piracies, variant with A2-4 signed & ‘bred’ last line p.9. Some foxing & darkening. Modern marbled boards.

Price £30.00

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