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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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[George Huddesford]

Salmagundi: A Miscellaneous Combination of Original Poetry

consisting of Illusions of Fancy; Amatory, Elegiac, Lyrical, Epigrammatical ...

Published by J.Anderson London 1793

Edition Second, with Corrections

Format  Octavo   Condition Very good

No half title. Additional engraved title page, loose. Contemporary calf, gilt-decorated spine. Stains to upper board, joint somewhat weakened.

Price £38.00

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John  Hughes

Poems on Several Occasions

With Some Select Essays in Prose. In Two Volumes. Adorn’d with Sculptures

Published by J.Tonson & J.Watts London 1735

Edition 1st

Format  Duodecimo   Condition Very good

No half titles. Frontispiece. Subscribers’ list includes Pope, Swift & Young. ‘P2’ for P3 in Volume II. Contemporary calf, gilt-decorated spine darkened, joints slightly weak.

Price £165.00

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Peter Hughes

Allotment Architecture

Published by Reality Street 2013

Edition 1st

Condition Fine


Price £7.50


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Peter Hughes


Published by Crater 2011

Edition 1st

Condition Fine

= Crater 12. Letterpress broadside folded twice as issued.

Price £10.00

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Brenda Iijima

If Not Metamorphic

Published by Ahsahta 2010

Edition 1st

Condition Mint


Price £13.50


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William Henry Ireland (anonymously)

Stultifera Navis

The Modern Ship of Fools. Aere Perennius

Published by William Miller London 1807

Edition 1st

Format  Octavo   Condition Very good

Small octavo, xxiv + 295pp. Woodcut vignette to title. Folding frontispiece tinted etching by J.A.Atkinson. No half-title. A very good copy in contemporary half morocco worn at corners, nicely rebacked with label laid down.

Price £95.00

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Peter Jaeger

Sub-twang Mustard

Published by House Press 2000

Edition 1st   Limitation 5/50

Condition Fine


Price £15.00


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Richard Jago

Edge-Hill, or, The Rural Prospect Delineated & Moralized

A Poem. In Four Books

Published by J.Dodsley London 1767

Edition 1st

Format  Quarto   Condition Very good

Half-title. Subscribers list. Errata leaf. 4 head-piece engravings & tail-piece. Some occasional spotting, mostly to preliminaries, p.16 somewhat soiled. Contemporary quarter-calf worn at head of backstrip & joints but still sound, marbled boards rubbed & with scuffed corners.

Price £125.00

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