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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

As The Story Was Told

Ed. Christopher Ricks

Published by Rampant Lions 1987

Edition 1st thus   Limitation 39/325

Condition Fine

Text accompanied by variant readings transcribed by Ricks & passages (parallel & oblique) chosen by him. Main text in black is set mid-page, additions in red above & below. End note by Ricks. Facsimile MSS on pastedowns. Cloth-backed boards as issued in acetate dustjacket (slightly defective).

Price £120.00


List ref
WB891

Samuel Beckett

Three Occasional Pieces


Published by Faber 1982

Edition 1st

Condition Near fine

Wrappers slightly chipped & somewhat soiled lower panel.

Price £12.00


32pp


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WB925

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


106pp


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WB1370

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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WB1190

Asa Benveniste

Poems


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


25pp


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WB1321

Bill Berkson

Blue is the Hero


Published by L Publications 1976

Edition 1st

Condition Near fine

Wrappers.

Price £12.50


124pp


List ref
WB1485

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


281pp


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WB2041

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


72pp


List ref
WB2014

 

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