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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


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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


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Cesar Vallejo

The Black Heralds

Published by Allardyce Barnett 1995

Edition 1st

Condition Fine

Translated by Barry Fogden. Wrappers.

Price £10.50


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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

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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


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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

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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

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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


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