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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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Tristan Tzara

Selected Poems


Published by Trigram 1975

Edition 1st, paperback issue

Condition Near fine

Translation by Lee Harwood. Dustjacket faintly darkened, internally fine.

Price £15.00


96pp


List ref
WB1869

Cesar Vallejo

The Black Heralds


Published by Allardyce Barnett 1995

Edition 1st

Condition Fine

Translated by Barry Fogden. Wrappers.

Price £10.50


108pp


List ref
WB1149

Erica Van Horn

14 Blackthorns

a fascicule

with Simon Cutts

Published by Coracle Ballybeg 1999

Edition 1st   Limitation 6/200

Condition Fine

Van Horn’s drawings interleaved with Cutts poems. Original cloth.

Price £15.00


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WB1981

Henry Vaughan (translator)

The Praise and Happinesse of the Countrie-Life

Written originally in Spanish by Don Antonio de Guevara


Published by Gregynog Newtown 1938

Edition 1st thus   Limitation 254/400

Condition Fine

Reprinted from the edition of 1651, with an introduction by Henry Thomas and wood-engravings by Reynolds Stone. Original quarter red morocco binding labelled on upper board. Some very faint soiling. Bookplate.

Price £275.00


37pp


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WB430

Ellis Walker

Epicteti Enchiridion Made English

In A Poetical Paraphrase


Published by Sam. Keble London 1697

Edition Second

Format  Duodecimo   Condition Good

’B4’ for A4 as usual. Disbound, frontispiece present but loosening.

Price £30.00


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WB876

Edmund Waller

The Works in Verse and Prose

Published by Mr Fenton


Published by J.Tonson London 1730

Edition 1st such

Format  Duodecimo   Condition Good

Portrait frontispiece (unsigned, by Vertue) + three other engravings including folding plate showing coins. Near-contemporary half calf, joints cracked but holding. Marbled edges.

Price £80.00


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WB1273

Catherine Walsh

Idir Eatortha and Making Tents


Published by Invisible Books 1996

Edition 1st

Condition Near fine

Illustrated by Didi Baldwin. Perfect-bound A4 in wrappers. Corners slightly bruised otherwise fine.

Price £10.00


85pp


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WB2115

Thomas Warton

The History of English Poetry

from the Eleventh to the Seventeenth Century


Published by Ward, Lock, & Co. London n.d.

Edition Reprint

Format  Octavo   Condition Good

A full reprint, text and notes, of the London edition, 1778 & 1781. 24pp adverts. Some foxing to pastedowns and preliminaries but generally a clean sound copy in original two-tone cloth rubbed at extremities & dulled at gilt-lettered spine.

Price £20.00


1032pp


List ref
WB1962

 

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