West House Books

Second-hand bookshop

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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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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