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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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William Wordsworth

The Poems

Ed. Nowell Charles Smith

Published by Methuen London 1908

Edition 1st

Format  Octavo   Condition Very good

Complete in 3 volumes. Frontispieces. Original cloth slightly soiled, edges spotted.

Price £65.00

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Sir Henry Wotton


Ed. The Rev. Alexander Dyce

Published by Percy Society London 1843

Edition 1st thus

Format  Octavo   Condition Very good

Dedicated on half-title: ‘To Frederick Sharpe with the sincere regards of Alex.r Dyce.’ With later dedication from Laetitia Sharpe, 1918. Some foxing, top edge dusty. Marbled boards repaired with cloth tape at spine.

Price £20.00

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William Woty

The Poetical Works

Published by W.Flexney London 1770

Edition 1st

Format  Octavo   Condition Very good

Complete in 2 volumes. Subscribers list includes Boswell, Cowper, Darwin & Johnson. No half-titles. Preliminaries tanned at edges. Contemporary Russia with gilt, recently rebacked.

Price £225.00

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Andrew Wright

Blake’s Job

A Commentary

Published by Clarendon 1972

Edition 1st

Condition Near fine

With facsimile plates. Cloth in worn dustjacket.

Price £12.50

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Thomas Wright

The Life of William Blake

Published by Paul P. B. Minet Chicheley 1972

Edition Facsimile reprint

Format  Octavo   Condition Fine

Two volumes in one, 168 + 192pp. Large octavo. 135 b/w illustrations, maps, plans, etc. A few slight spots to edges otherwise a virtually mint copy in red morocco, gilt-lettered spine.

Price £20.00

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W.B. Yeats

Ideas of Good and Evil

Published by Bullen 1914

Edition Reprint

Condition Reading copy

Original quarter cloth, spine label defective.

Price £10.00

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Edward Young

A Poem on the Last Day

Published by Edward Whistler Oxford 1713 [1714?]

Edition Second

Format  Octavo   Condition Very good

Half-title soiled, small stain on title page. Bound with Love Of Fame, The Universal Passion, in Seven Characteristical Satires. The Second Edition, Corrected and Alter’d. London: for J.Tonson 1728. ‘By Dr Young’ inked to title page otherwise a very good clean copy. Modern half calf with gilt.

Price £100.00

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Louis Zukofsky

Bottom: On Shakespeare

with Celia Zukofsky

Published by Ark Press 1963

Edition 1st   Limitation 1040

Condition Fine

Complete in 2 volumes, 470 + 232pp, original cloth in slipcase. LZ text Volume 1, CZ’s musical setting of Pericles Volume 2; the two volumes are separately signed by LZ & CZ. The books are virtually mint, the slipcase slightly rubbed with the original spine label somewhat chipped & skewed, attached at one corner only.

Price £260.00

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