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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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Robin Blaser


Published by Four Seasons 1968

Edition 1st   Limitation 1000

Condition Near fine

= Writing 17. Author’s inscription to Lee Harwood on half-title ‘for Lee, again we go into the land of Far -- with admiration, Robin Blaser’. Wrappers in integral dustjacket with wear to overlapping edges, internally fine.

Price £35.00

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Robin Blaser

The Holy Forest

Published by Coach House 1993

Edition 1st

Condition Fine

Wrappers. Author’s signature on title page and his inscription to Lee Harwood on half-title: ‘Dear Lee -- I so much enjoyed our [illegible word] evening -- my very great pleasure in seeing you again -- Robin / 7 January 1997’.

Price £45.00


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George Borrow


or, Metrical Translations from Thirty Languages and Dialects

Published by Jarrold & Sons London [1892]

Edition Facsimile reprint

Format  Octavo   Condition Very good

Includes The Talisman, from the Russian of Alexander Pushkin. Reproduction of the 1835 St Petersburg editions. Original boards worn at extremities, spine label upside down. Internally near-fine, uncut & unopened.

Price £75.00

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John Boyle, Earl of Orrery

Remarks on the Life and Writings of Dr. Jonathan Swift

In a Series of Letters to his Son, the Honourable Hamilton Boyle

Published by A.Millar London 1752

Edition Second, corrected

Condition Very good

Engraved portrait frontispiece by Ravenat. [ii], 214, Index. No half-title. First published in Dublin in the same year. Internally very good indeed. Contemporary calf with some wear at edges, upper joint tender, label chipped.

Price £95.00

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Ian Breakwell

Rural Tales

Published by Galloping Dog 1986

Edition 1st

Condition Fine

Quick Job 5. A4 mimeo printed rectos only. Card covers. Cover photograph by the author.

Price £25.00


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Nicholas Breton

Poems not hitherto reprinted

Ed. Jean Robertson

Published by Liverpool UP 1967

Edition Reprint

Format  Octavo   Condition Near fine

clix + 229pp. Original cloth, spine lettered gilt, lacks dustjacket otherwise a fine copy.

Price £15.00

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D.G. Bridson

The Filibuster:

A Study of the Political Ideas of Wyndham Lewis

Published by Cassell 1972

Edition 1st

Condition Near fine

Cloth in slightly rubbed dustjacket.

Price £14.00

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David Bromige


Published by Black Sparrow 1971

Edition 1st, wrappers issue

Condition Near fine

Wrappers part faded. With Ian Robinson’s neat ownership signature & date.

Price £12.00


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