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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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John James

The Welsh Poems


Published by Grosseteste Lincoln 1967

Edition 1st   Limitation 400

Condition Very good

As issued, three broadsides approx. 45 x 30cm, folded in four horizontal panels, in stapled printed folder. The broadsides are virtually mint, the folder discoloured & bruised.

Price £35.00


List ref
WB1979

John James

Striking the Pavilion of Zero


Published by Ian McKelvie London 1975

Edition 1st   Limitation 164/425

Condition Very good

Wrappers in dustjacket designed by David Chaloner. Dustjacket darkened at spine and some darkening in this area throughout, otherwise near-fine.

Price £12.00


35pp


List ref
WB1974

John James

A Theory of Poetry


Published by Street Editions Cambridge 1977

Edition 1st   Limitation 500

Condition Very good

Wrappers in blue dustjacket darkened at spine and some darkening in this area throughout, otherwise near-fine.

Price £12.00


8pp


List ref
WB1975

David Jones

Ten Letters to two young artists working in Italy

Juliet Wood & Richard Shirley Smith

Ed. Derek Shiel

Published by Agenda 1996

Edition 1st   Limitation 38/160

Format  Quarto   Condition Fine

Preface by John Montague. Signed wood-engraving by Richard Shirley Smith laid into pocket inside lower board as issued. Quarter cloth in slipcase slightly darkened at edges.

Price £70.00


List ref
WB756

Jim Jones

Jack Kerouac’s Nine Lives


Published by Elbow & Cityful 2001

Edition 1st

Condition Mint

Wrappers.

Price £10.50


101pp


List ref
WB1170

David Jones

The Kensington Mass


Published by Agenda 1975

Edition 1st

Condition Near fine

Wrappers with 2 small scuffs at head of upper panel & a stain darkening lower. Internally fine.

Price £16.00


List ref
WB900

David  Jones

2nd illustration for The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

The Albatross


Published by Douglas Cleverdon 1929

Edition 1st   Limitation 70

Condition Fine

Copper engraving, issued separately from the book. 175 x 136mm. Mounted but not framed.

Price £390.00


List ref
WB943

David Jones

3rd illustration for The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

The Death-Fires


Published by Douglas Cleverdon 1929

Edition 1st   Limitation 70

Condition Fine

Copper engraving, issued separately from the book. 175 x 136mm. Mounted but not framed.

Price £390.00


List ref
WB944

 

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