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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 Caspar Lavater

Aphorisms on Man

Translated from the Original Manuscript


Published by J.Johnson London 1789

Edition Second

Format  Octavo   Condition Very good

viii + 224pp. Translation by J.H.Fuseli. Frontispiece engraving by William Blake slightly rubbed at borders but print surface clean. Owner’s signature & date 1831 at head of title page; in the same neat hand a translation of the epigraph from Juvenal and also in the top border of the frontispiece the translation of the Greek motto in Blake’s engraving, Know thyself. Edges slightly dusty but a sound and tight copy, later calf binding with gilt-decorated spine in fine condition. This was the only volume published, despite the statement End of Vol. I on p.224.

Price £250.00


List ref
WB1885

Tom Leonard

Poems


Published by O'Brien 1973

Edition 1st

Condition Very good

Wrappers chipped at spine. Owner’s name & date inside upper wrapper.

Price £16.00


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WB1129

Wyndham Lewis

The Lion and the Fox

The Role of the Hero in the Plays of Shakespeare


Published by Grant Richards 1927

Edition 1st, 3rd issue on wove paper

Condition Very good

Original blue cloth lettered gilt. Top edge gilt. Fore-edge slightly spotted & a few small marks on cloth. Name & date on fly.

Price £26.00


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WB904

Wyndham Lewis

The Apes of God


Published by Arthur Press 1930

Edition 1st   Limitation 332/750 signed

Condition Good

Lacks dustjacket. Some foxing, Original cloth & edges somewhat soiled, slight nick at head of spine.

Price £100.00


List ref
WB907

Wyndham Lewis

Snooty Baronet


Published by Cassell 1932

Edition 1st, 2nd issue binding

Condition Good

Cloth slightly rubbed at extremities, a somewhat tired but still very good reading copy.

Price £16.00


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WB909

Wyndham Lewis

Blasting and Bombardiering

Autobiography (1914-1926)


Published by Eyre & Spottiswoode 1937

Edition 1st, 2nd binding

Condition Very good

Edges slightly spotted. Chipped & darkened dustjacket.

Price £80.00


List ref
WB910

Wyndham Lewis

The Revenge for Love


Published by Methuen 1952

Edition Second

Condition Very good

Edges slightly spotted. Boards in soiled & nicked dustjacket.

Price £18.00


List ref
WB911

Wyndham Lewis

Self Condemned


Published by Henry Regnery 1955

Edition 1st US

Condition Very good

Small stains to fore-edge but internally near-fine, cloth in dustjacket with some loss at head of darkened spine.

Price £40.00


List ref
WB912

 

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