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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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Sir Philip Sidney

The Countess of Pembroke’s Arcadia

Now the Sixt time published, with some new Additions

Published by Simon Waterson London 1627

Edition 1st thus

Condition Good

Includes Sir W. Alexander’s Supplement of a defect in the third part of this Historie. Engraved title page. Bound with (continuous pagination) A Sixth Booke ... by R.B[eling], London 1628. Occasional stains at edges. Tears on pages 19 & 315 without loss. A few marginal wormholes not touching text. Contemporary panelled calf, rebacked, upper hinge reinforced.

Price £295.00


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Eleni Sikelianos

Earliest Worlds

Published by Coffee House 2001

Edition 1st

Condition Near fine

Wrappers. Very slight wear at corners.

Price £10.00

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Colin Simms


Published by Galloping Dog 1977

Edition 1st   Limitation 200

Condition Fine

A4 landscape mimeo printed rectos only. Card covers by Peter Hodgkiss.

Price £12.00


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John J. Slocum

A Bibliography of James Joyce

with Herbert Cahoon

Published by Yale UP New Haven 1953

Edition 1st

Condition Near fine

A few spots top edge otherwise a near-fine copy in original cloth lacking dustjacket.

Price £25.00


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Elizabeth Smart

By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept

Published by Editions Poetry London 1945

Edition 1st

Format  Octavo   Condition Good

Original cloth part faded, particularly at dulled spine. Lacks dustjacket. Top edge & fly spotted but internally very good.

Price £20.00


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Patti Smith

The Night

with Tom Verlaine

Published by Aloes 1976

Edition 1st   Limitation 500

Condition Fine

Very faint marks on red wrappers otherwise fine. Poem in 22 sections alternating between the poets. The colophon gives the title as ‘Part One: The Night’; Part Two was scheduled for later publication.

Price £320.00


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Harry H. Solomon

The Rise of Robert Dodsley:

Creating the New Age of Print

Published by Southern Illinois UP 1996

Edition 1st

Condition Fine

Cloth in dustjacket.

Price £20.00

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Robert Southey

Omniana, or Horae Otiosiores

with Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Published by Longman et al. London 1812

Edition 1st

Format  Duodecimo   Condition Very good

Complete in 2 volumes. Published anonymously. Half-title to Volume 1. Small library stamps but still a nice clean pair in recent library red buckram.

Price £95.00

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