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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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George Wither

The Hymnes and Songs of the Church


Published by Franklin New York 1967

Edition Reprint

Condition Near fine

Reprints the Spenser Society facsimile 1881 of 1623 edition. Faint marks to edges. Buckram, spine lettered gilt.

Price £40.00


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WB879

George Wither

Miscellaneous Works

Second Collection


Published by Franklin New York 1967

Edition Reprint

Condition Near fine

Reprints the Spenser Society facsimile of 1872. Library stamp to top & bottom edge and title page. Gilt-lettered buckram. Includes Vox Pacifica, Carmen Eucharisticon, A Sudden Flash, A Triple Paradox and A Proclamation in the Name of the King of Kings.

Price £35.00


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WB880

George Wither

Miscellaneous Works

Fourth Collection


Published by Franklin New York 1967

Edition Reprint

Condition Near fine

Reprints the Spenser Society facsimile of 1875. Gilt-lettered buckram. Includes Prosopopoeia Britannica, Salt upon Salt, The Prisoners Plea, A Memorandum to London, Vaticinia Poetica and Three Private Meditations.

Price £40.00


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WB881

George Woodcock

The White Island


Published by Fortune Press [1940]

Edition 1st

Condition Very good

Author’s signed inscription to the poet D.S.Savage on fly, September 1940. Preliminaries discoloured, some occasional spots of foxing, cloth in heavily darkened dustjacket.

Price £26.00


40pp


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WB1185

George Woodcock

Imagine the South


Published by Untide Press 1947

Edition 1st

Condition Very good

Decorations by Wilfred Lang. Author’s signed inscription on title page, February 1948. Staples rusting. Wrappers darkened and with stain at tail of spine.

Price £26.00


40pp


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WB1186

William Wordsworth

The Poems

Ed. Nowell Charles Smith

Published by Methuen London 1908

Edition 1st

Format  Octavo   Condition Very good

Complete in 3 volumes. Frontispieces. Original cloth slightly soiled, edges spotted.

Price £65.00


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WB436

Sir Henry Wotton

Poems

Ed. The Rev. Alexander Dyce

Published by Percy Society London 1843

Edition 1st thus

Format  Octavo   Condition Very good

Dedicated on half-title: ‘To Frederick Sharpe with the sincere regards of Alex.r Dyce.’ With later dedication from Laetitia Sharpe, 1918. Some foxing, top edge dusty. Marbled boards repaired with cloth tape at spine.

Price £20.00


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WB883

William Woty

The Poetical Works


Published by W.Flexney London 1770

Edition 1st

Format  Octavo   Condition Very good

Complete in 2 volumes. Subscribers list includes Boswell, Cowper, Darwin & Johnson. No half-titles. Preliminaries tanned at edges. Contemporary Russia with gilt, recently rebacked.

Price £225.00


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WB437

 

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