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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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Christopher Marlowe

The Tragicall History of Doctor Faustus


Published by Golden Hours Press London 1932

Edition 1st thus   Limitation 44/250

Format  Quarto   Condition Near fine

With engravings by Blair Hughes-Stanton. Uncut edges somewhat darkened & slightly dusty. Original half-morocco with gilt, marbled cloth.

Price £295.00


List ref
WB775

Christopher Marlowe

The Works

Ed. G. Robinson

Published by William Pickering London 1826

Edition 1st collected

Format  Octavo   Condition Very good

Top edge gilt. 19th century half morocco, scuffed at edges, top compartment of Volume I mostly lost, small loss at head of Volume III backstrip. Joints tender. Marbled boards rubbed. Pages clean & bright throughout.

Price £295.00


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WB405

Robert Bernard Martin

With Friends Possessed: A Life of Edward FitzGerald


Published by Faber 1985

Edition 1st

Condition Very good

Cloth in slightly rubbed price-clipped dustjacket.

Price £16.00


313pp


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WB1166

Andrew Marvell

Miscellaneous Poems


Published by Nonesuch London 1923

Edition 1st thus   Limitation 133/825

Condition Good

Reprinted from the British Museum copy including the suppressed pages 116-131 and 140-144. Gilt-decorated mock-vellum-covered boards. Internally fine but uncut edges dusty and darkened, covers darkened heavily at spine and with 1-inch bump to upper fore-edge. Small neat inscription on endpaper.

Price £55.00


152pp


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WB1951

Andrew Marvell

The Works Poetical, Controversial, and Political

Containing Many Original Letters, Poems, and Tracts, never before printed

Ed. Capt. Edward Thompson

Published by Henry Baldwin London 1776

Edition 1st such

Format  Quarto   Condition Very good

Complete in three volumes: lvii, 648; v, 583; iv, 557. No half-titles. Portrait frontispiece with offsetting on title page. Subscribers list. Some scattered foxing in Volume 2 and some heavier patches Volume 3 but the text is overall clean and bright. Contemporary calf worn at edges nicely rebacked in modern calf with gilt and raised bands.

Price £675.00


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WB1938

William Mason (anonymously)

An Heroic Epistle to Sir William Chambers, Knight, Comptroller of His Majesty’s Works

and Author of a Late Dissertation on Oriental Gardening.


Published by J.Almon London 1776

Edition Thirteenth

Format  Quarto   Condition Fine

Disbound. A fine clean copy with ample margins.

Price £50.00


16pp


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WB1968

William Mason (anonymously)

An Heroic Postscript to the Public

Occasioned by their favourable Reception of a late Heroic Epistle


Published by J.Almon London 1774

Edition Fifth

Format  Quarto   Condition Near fine

Mason’s sequel to his Heroic Epistle to Sir William Chambers. Page 15 adverts, 16 blank. Disbound. Some spotting to half-title, light vertical crease near fore-edge throughout, otherwise a fine copy with ample margins.

Price £35.00


16pp


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WB1969

Roland Mathias (editor)

David Jones: Eight Essays on his Work as Writer & Artist


Published by Gomer 1976

Edition 1st

Condition Good

3 coloured plates. Boards in slightly darkened dust jacket. Slightly musty, early pages slightly buckled.

Price £16.00


144pp


List ref
WB1399

 

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