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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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August Kleinzahler

Green Sees Things in Waves


Published by Farrar Strauss & Giroux 1998

Edition 1st

Condition Fine

Cloth-backed boards in dustjacket.

Price £18.00


80pp


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WB1850

Kenneth Koch

Thank You and other poems


Published by Grove 1962

Edition 1st

Condition Near fine

A few small indentations to slightly rubbed wrappers. Owner’s name on half-title.

Price £12.50


95pp


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WB1066

Joanne Kyger

The Tapestry and the Web


Published by Four Seasons 1965

Edition 1st   Limitation 1000

Format  Quarto   Condition Fine

= Writing 5. One of an unspecified number bound in wrappers.

Price £20.00


61pp


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WB1851

Walter Savage Landor

Gebir

A Poem: In Seven Books


Published by Slatter & Munday Oxford 1803

Edition Second [revised text]

Format  Octavo   Condition Worn

Inscribed on pastedown: ‘Leigh’s // HL 29 July 1816’: this is probably Chandos Leigh. Half title with later owner’s name in pencil. Line numbers have also been added in pencil & a few passages marked by lines in margin. Some soiling throughout. Hinges reinforced. Contemporary blue boards, worn, crudely rebacked with cloth. Uncut. Modern bookplate.

Price £225.00


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WB813

Robert Eyres Landor

Selections from his Poetry and Prose

Ed. Eric Partridge

Published by Fanfrolico London 1927

Edition 1st   Limitation 28/155 signed by editor

Condition Good

Partridge contributes biographical and critical introduction. Top edge gilt. Uncut pages soiled at edges but internally fine. Original half-vellum heavily stained but binding sound. Bookplate.

Price £45.00


286pp


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WB1914

Valerie Large

Space Cut


Published by Tetrad 1973

Edition 1st   Limitation 125

Condition Near fine

One of the eight quartos collected as Tetrad Pamphlets Vol II. Pop-up text printed on cut paper tipped into wrapper. Some soiling to outer face of wrapper, the work itself virtually mint.

Price £35.00


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WB2133

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


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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


List ref
WB1129

 

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