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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

Chanson Dada: Selected Poems


Published by Coach House & Underwhich 1987

Edition 1st such

Condition Fine

Translation by Lee Harwood; the poems from the 1975 Trigram edition reprinted with the addition of ‘Dada Song’, a new introduction by the translator and his essay ‘Dada / My Heart Belongs to Dada’. Plus bibliography. Cloth, dustjacket.

Price £40.00


144pp


List ref
WB1799

Tristan Tzara

The Glowing Forgotten


Published by Leafe 2003

Edition 1st such

Condition Fine

Wrappers. A selection of poems from the 1975 Trigram edition.

Price £8.00


24pp


List ref
WB1800

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


List ref
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


List ref
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


List ref
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


List ref
WB2115

 

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