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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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Wyndham Lewis

Left Wings Over Europe:

or, How to Make a War about Nothing

Published by Cape 1936

Edition 1st

Condition Very good

Red cloth lettered black, in dustjacket. Edges & preliminaries heavily spotted. Dustjacket somewhat rubbed lower panel. Bookplate.

Price £120.00

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Wyndham Lewis (editor)

The Enemy 2

Published by The Enemy 1927

Edition 1st

Condition Good

Wrappers worn but intact. Edges & preliminaries foxed. The issue is mainly devoted to the first publication of Lewis’ ‘Paleface’.

Price £50.00

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Wyndham Lewis (editor)

The Enemy 3

Published by The Enemy 1929

Edition 1st

Condition Worn

Internally near-fine but spine disintegrating, wrappers soiled & with considerable loss at bottom corner of upper panel. The issue is mainly devoted to the first publication of Lewis’ ‘The Diabolical Principle’.

Price £22.00

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John Lilly

The Dramatic Works

With Notes and Some Account of his Life and Writings

Ed. F.W. Fairholt

Published by John Russell Smith (Library of Old Authors) 1858

Edition 1st such

Format  Octavo   Condition Very good

In 2 volumes. Preliminaries foxed, edges darkened, one hinge weakened. Original cloth, slight wear at heads of faded spines. Name & date on title pages. Alan Lubbock’s bookplate.

Price £45.00

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Maurice Linsay (editor)

Poetry Scotland 2

Published by William Maclellan 1945

Edition 1st

Condition Very good

Quarter-cloth, very good in darkened dustjacket ragged top edge. Contributors include William Soutar, Ruthven Todd, Edwin Muir, Sydney Goodsir Smith, Norman McCaig, Adam Drinan, W.S.Graham, Robert Garioch, William Montgomerie, Sorley Maclean, J.F.Hendry & Hugh MacDiarmid.

Price £15.00


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Raymond Lister

Infernal Methods

A Study of William Blake’s Art Techniques

Published by Bell 1975

Edition 1st

Condition Near fine

4 colour & 66 b/w illustrations. Edges slightly dusty, buckram in worn price-clipped dustjacket.

Price £20.00

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Robert Lloyd


Published by Printed for the Author by Dryden Leach London 1762

Edition 1st

Format  Quarto   Condition Very good

iii-xix (lacks half-title), 277. Subscribers’ list includes Akenside, Beckford, Cowper, Churchill, Garrick, Hogarth, Johnson, Sterne and Wilkes. The opening leaf of the parallel English-Latin text of Gray’s Elegy is in the uncancelled state. Some occasional small stains and inkspots but an overall clean text. Owner’s name on title page. Marbled endpapers with bookplate. Scuffed contemporary calf with smart modern reback gilt-decorated with urns motif.

Price £260.00

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Christopher Logue

Ode to the Dodo:

poems 1953-78

Published by Cape 1981

Edition 1st, wrappers issue

Condition Very good

Wrappers & edges slightly soiled.

Price £6.50


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