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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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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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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


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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


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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


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John Matthias


Published by Anvil 1975

Edition 1st

Condition Near fine

Faint wear to wrappers.

Price £10.00

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Aodan McCardle


with Piers Hugill, Stephen Mooney

Published by Veer & Red Ochre 2009

Edition 1st

Condition Near fine

Wrappers. Spine & top edge discoloured.

Price £10.00


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Ulli McCarthy [Freer]

Intra Venus Songs

Published by Arc 1976

Edition 1st   Limitation 200

Format  Quarto   Condition Near fine

Wrappers faintly discoloured at spine otherwise fine.

Price £15.00


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Ulli McCarthy [Freer]


45 poems

Published by Poet & Peasant 1974

Edition 1st

Condition Near fine

Cover by Jeff Nuttall. A4 mimeo side-stapled in card covers. Trifling wear to covers, internally fine.

Price £25.00


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