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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 Middleton

Poems


Published by Fortune 1944

Edition 1st

Condition Fine

His first book. Some mottling to red buckram boards, dustjacket slightly discoloured at spine. Clean bright pages. Author’s inscription on fly: ‘K. Julian F. Bickersteth / under whose auspices / the seed of this book / took to earth. / In gratitude / Christopher Middleton / July 1944’.

Price £250.00


40pp


List ref
WB1509

Christopher Middleton

Torse 3: Poems 1949-61


Published by Longmans 1962

Edition 1st

Condition Very good

Errata slip. A somewhat musty copy, cloth in slightly darkened price-clipped dustjacket. Fred Hunter’s ownership signature on fly. 4 press-cuttings laid in including poems by Middleton.

Price £10.00


82pp


List ref
WB1510

Peter Middleton

Performance in Four Movements


Published by Instant Torque 1988

Edition 1st

Condition Near fine

A4 mimeo. Plain card covers with small typewritten label. Plastic spine.

Price £16.00


46pp


List ref
WB1998

Peter Middleton

Portrait of an Unknown Man


Published by Torque 1986

Edition 1st

Condition Very good

Unpaginated A4 mimeo side-stapled with rear card cover -- the illustrated front cover on paper. Some inevitable wear but very good considering.

Price £16.00


List ref
WB1999

Peter Middleton

From Unstable Element and other poems


Published by Privately 1982

Edition 1st   Limitation 10

Condition Very good

’Produced for Jackson’s Lane Reading 16 December 1982 in an edition of 10 copies’. Unpaginated A4 mimeo side-stapled in illustrated card covers. Covers slightly darkened.

Price £35.00


List ref
WB2000

Jonathan Miles

Backgrounds to David Jones

a Study in Sources and Drafts


Published by Wales UP 1990

Edition 1st

Condition Fine

Boards in dustjacket with minimal wear.

Price £20.00


List ref
WB901

Stuart Mills

A Far Distant Landscape


Published by New Arcadians 1986

Edition 1st   Limitation 137/200

Condition Fine

= New Arcadians Journal 22. Illustrations by Ian Gardner. Wrappers.

Price £25.00


20pp


List ref
WB2086

Stuart Mills

Distancing Clouds


Published by Aggie Weston's Editions n.d.

Edition 1st   Limitation 250

Condition Fine

Signed ‘Best wishes, Stuart Dec 91’. Wrappers in dustjacket.

Price £18.00


8pp


List ref
WB2075

 

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