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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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David Jones

4th illustration for The Rime of the Ancient Mariner


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

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Jane Joritz-Nakagawa

Exhibit C

Published by Ahadada 2008

Edition 1st

Condition Mint


Price £11.00


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Trevor Joyce

Take Over & Undone Say

Published by The Gig 2003

Edition 1st   Limitation 150

Condition Fine

Two uniform pamphlets, 52 + 48pp, published as a pair.

Price £10.00

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James Joyce


A Facsimile of the Manuscript

Published by Faber & Rosenbach Foundation 1975

Edition 1st such

Format  Quarto   Condition Near fine

With a critical introduction by Harry Levin & a bibliographical preface by Clive Driver. 3 volumes: I & II the facsimile, III The Manuscript and First Printings Compared. Original blue cloth, issued without dust jackets, spines slightly darkened, in original slipcase considerably darkened. Text pages virtually mint.

Price £200.00

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Trevor Joyce


Published by Wild Honey 1998

Edition 1st   Limitation 200

Condition Fine

Sewn in wrappers.

Price £18.00


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James Joyce

Pomes Penyeach

Published by Shakespeare & Company Paris 1927

Edition 1st

Condition Good

32mo. Errata slip tipped in. An internally near-fine copy in original boards, ‘Price One Shilling’ and printer’s name ‘Herbert Clarke, Paris’ printed on lower board, but with stains to upper board and cracks with some loss to the frail spine; the binding is nevertheless sound.

Price £275.00


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John Keats

The Poetical Works and other Writings

Ed. H. Buxton Forman

Published by Reeves & Turner London 1889

Edition Reissue with Additions and Corrections

Format  Octavo   Condition Very good

Complete in four volumes and together with the supplementary volume ‘Poetry and Prose by John Keats’ also edited by Forman, Reeves & Turner 1890 (1st edition). Forman contributes notes & appendices. Frontispieces. Original cloth, volumes 1-4 with gilt decoration. Hinges weakened Volume 1. Volume 2 rebacked with original spine laid down, hinges reinforced, new endpapers. Volumes 1, 3 & 4 with some wear at spine ends. Bookplate.

Price £130.00

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Robert Kelly

Armed Descent

Published by Hawk's Well 1967

Edition 1st

Condition Good

Wrappers somewhat rubbed, contents starting to detach as usual. His first book.

Price £26.00

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