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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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Jonathan Williams

62 Climerikews to amuse Mr. Lear


Published by DBA/JCA Editions 1983

Edition 1st   Limitation 200

Condition Fine

Cover drawing by John Furnival. Photocopied quarto, main text printed rectos only. All copies were inscribed to friends of the author & John Furnival and all numbered ‘62’; this copy is signed for ‘Roy’ [Fisher]. Card covers bound in plastic spine, protected by acetate overlays.

Price £85.00


50pp


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WB2139

Jonathan Williams

Amen Huzza Selah


Published by Jargon 1960

Edition 1st   Limitation 700

Condition Near fine

With ‘A Preface?’ by Louis Zukofsky. Jargon 13(a). Signed by the author & dedicated to ‘Fred’ [Hunter] with the cruciform motto JARGON SAVES & dated England July 1963. Wrappers in defective glassine dustjacket.

Price £45.00


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WB1520

Mona Wilson

The Life of William Blake


Published by Nonesuch 1927

Edition 1st   Limitation 930/1480

Format  Quarto   Condition Near fine

With 28 b/w plates. Uncut edges somewhat darkened & slightly dusty. Original quarter vellum, vellum somewhat darkened, marbled boards worn at corners.

Price £95.00


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WB751

[Thomas J. Wise, editor]

Note-Book of The Shelley Society

Part I Being the First Part of Volume I


Published by Reeves & Turner London 1888

Edition 1st

Format  Octavo   Condition Very good

Cover states ‘edited by the Honorary Secretaries’ but Wise was the only Honorary Secretary at the time. Untrimmed edges slightly dusty, internally fine and bright. Wrappers slightly rubbed, a few small stains on upper panel, spine darkened -- but remarkably sound for such a frail production

Price £75.00


213pp


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WB1933

George Wither

Wither’s Motto

Nec Habeo, Nec Careo, Nec Curo


Published by T.Beilby & T.Knott Birmingham 1814

Edition Reprint

Format  Octavo   Condition Very good

Reprints the 1621 edition. In plain modern boards.

Price £45.00


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WB878

George Wither

The Hymnes and Songs of the Church


Published by Franklin New York 1967

Edition Reprint

Condition Near fine

Reprints the Spenser Society facsimile 1881 of 1623 edition. Faint marks to edges. Buckram, spine lettered gilt.

Price £40.00


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WB879

George Wither

Miscellaneous Works

Second Collection


Published by Franklin New York 1967

Edition Reprint

Condition Near fine

Reprints the Spenser Society facsimile of 1872. Library stamp to top & bottom edge and title page. Gilt-lettered buckram. Includes Vox Pacifica, Carmen Eucharisticon, A Sudden Flash, A Triple Paradox and A Proclamation in the Name of the King of Kings.

Price £35.00


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WB880

George Wither

Miscellaneous Works

Fourth Collection


Published by Franklin New York 1967

Edition Reprint

Condition Near fine

Reprints the Spenser Society facsimile of 1875. Gilt-lettered buckram. Includes Prosopopoeia Britannica, Salt upon Salt, The Prisoners Plea, A Memorandum to London, Vaticinia Poetica and Three Private Meditations.

Price £40.00


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WB881

 

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