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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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John Milton

Literae Pseudo-Senatus Anglicani, Cromwellii

Reliquorumque Perduellium nomine ac jussu conscriptae a Joanne Miltono


Published by N.p. 1676

Edition undetermined

Format  Duodecimo   Condition Very good

’Face’ device on title page, one of two editions issued in year of publication (Grolier 620: ‘there is no way of determining which was the earlier publication’). 18th century half calf worn at corners & edges but still a nice tight copy.

Price £100.00


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WB737

John Milton

Ode on the Morning of Christ’s Nativity


Published by H.Daniel Oxford 1894

Edition 1st thus   Limitation 187/200

Condition Near fine

Small quarto. Top edge gilt. Uncut & partly unopened. A few small spots otherwise fine in contemporary olive green morocco with gilt.

Price £150.00


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WB738

John Milton

The Manuscript of Milton’s Paradise Lost Book I

Ed. Helen Darbishire

Published by Clarendon Oxford 1931

Edition 1st

Condition Very good

Collotype facsimile of the manuscript, written by an amanuensis & corrected by several hands, with facing 1st edition text. 38pp introduction by Darbishire. A few scattered pencil notes. Top edge slightly dusty. Cloth in soiled & torn dustjacket.

Price £75.00


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WB868

John Milton

Paradise Lost. A New Edition

Ed. Richard Bentley, D.D.

Published by Jacob Tonson London 1732

Edition 1st such

Format  Quarto   Condition Very good

Includes both portraits engraved by G.Vertue, both suffering some offsetting. No half-title. Some slight staining bottom edge. Worming to top corner last two leaves. Extraneous calligraphic leaf bound in following Mm4. Contemporary calf with gilt spine, boards scuffed and stained.

Price £375.00


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WB1939

John Moat

Firewater & The Miraculous Mandarin


Published by Enitharmon 1990

Edition 1st   Limitation 46/60 signed

Condition Near fine

Additionally inscribed by the author. Cloth with inset illustration, cloth slightly rubbed.

Price £12.00


72pp


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WB1243

Geraldine Monk

Selected Poems


Published by Salt 2003

Edition 1st

Condition Mint

Wrappers.

Price £14.00


235pp


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WB1876

Geraldine Monk

Ghost & Other Sonnets


Published by Salt 2008

Edition 1st, paperback issue

Condition Mint

Price £9.00


69pp


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WB1112

Stuart Montgomery

Circe


Published by Fulcrum 1969

Edition 1st

Condition Near fine

Cloth, fine in slightly rubbed dustjacket.

Price £12.00


45pp


List ref
WB348

 

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