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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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Samuel Beckett

Three Occasional Pieces

Published by Faber 1982

Edition 1st

Condition Near fine

Wrappers slightly chipped & somewhat soiled lower panel.

Price £12.00


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Thomas Lovell Beddoes

The Ivory Gate: Later Poems & Fragments

Ed. Alan Halsey

Published by ReScript 2011

Edition 1st

Condition Mint

The first separate publication of Beddoes’ later English poetry. Wrappers.

Price £9.00


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Thomas Beedome

Select Poems Divine and Humane

Ed. Francis Meynell

Published by Nonesuch 1928

Edition 1st such   Limitation 579/1250

Condition Near fine

Original vellum somewhat soiled, gilt lettering slightly dulled, internally fine.

Price £55.00

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Asa Benveniste


Published by Joe DiMaggio 1975

Edition 1st

Condition Very good

A4 mimeo, printed one side only -- mostly on versos but these pages (the whole text but not preliminaries) are bound backwards. Bottom corner of title page torn away without loss, wrappers somewhat worn & darkened, staples rusty.

Price £10.00


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Bill Berkson

Blue is the Hero

Published by L Publications 1976

Edition 1st

Condition Near fine


Price £12.50


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Charles Bernstein (editor)

99 Poets/1999: An International Poetics Symposium

Published by Boundary 2 1999

Edition 1st

Condition Near fine

= Boundary 2, 26.1. A wide range of poets including Robin Blaser, Bob Cobbing, Robert Creeley, Mahmoud Darwish, Haroldo de Campos, Joanne Drucker, Allen Fisher, Bill Griffiths, Randolph Healy, Helmut Heissenbuttel, Lyn Hejinian, Emmanuel Hocquard, Anselm Hollo, Ernst Jandl, Steve McCaffery, Friederike Mayrocker, Bernard Noel, Maggie O’Sullivan, Tom Raworth, Lisa Robertson, John Tranter, Cecilia Vicuna & Rosmarie Waldrop. Slight wear to corners of wrappers (with Bernstein graphic) otherwise fine.

Price £20.00


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Ted Berrigan

The Sonnets

Published by Grove 1964

Edition 1st trade

Condition Near fine

Text on back cover by Joe Brainard. Two slight bruises at spine, slight chipping along wrapper edges. Staples starting to rust. Otherwise a fine copy with Andrew Crozier’s ownership signature 1968.

Price £50.00


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Sandy Berrigan

Summer Sleeper

Published by Telephone 1981

Edition 1st   Limitation 300

Condition Very good

Quarto mimeo printed rectos only, card covers. Laid in is the author’s approx 600-word tls to Lee Harwood dated Dec 7 2000, together with a few notes on Wallace Stevens poems.

Price £75.00


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