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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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William Blake

Illustrations to the Divine Comedy of Dante


Published by The National Art-Collectors Fund London 1922

Edition 1st   Limitation 250

Format  Folio   Condition Near fine

Collotype reproductions, 102 b/w plates + 1 col., with title page, Introduction & List of Plates. Printed on deckle-edge wove paper, large folio. The title page & verso of the final plate are darkened; slight darkening to all edges not affecting the plates which are in fine condition. The sheets are loose as issued in the original folding case which is considerably worn, frayed & stained but with the original tie still intact.

Price £1,500.00


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WB741

William Blake

The Writings

Ed. Geoffrey Keynes

Published by Nonesuch 1927

Edition 1st such   Limitation 500/1500

Format  Quarto   Condition Very good

Complete in three volumes. 58 b/w plates. Uncut edges somewhat dusty & spotted. Quarter vellum, vellum darkened & somewhat soiled, Volume II considerably rubbed. Glue discolouration to marbled boards. Internally near-fine.

Price £295.00


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WB742

William Blake

Pencil Drawings

Ed. Geoffrey Keynes

Published by Nonesuch 1927

Edition 1st   Limitation 1208/1500

Format  Quarto   Condition Near fine

82 pages of collotype plates, one printed in red, with facing comments by Keynes. Uncut edges slightly dusty. Half canvas lettered in black, slightly rubbed.

Price £150.00


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WB743

William Blake

Pencil Drawings Second Series

Ed. Geoffrey Keynes

Published by Nonesuch 1956

Edition 1st   Limitation 509/1440

Format  Quarto   Condition Near fine

56 pages of plates with facing comments by Keynes. Uncut. Stain to edge of front free endpaper also slightly affects title page but the plates & texts are clean throughout. Cloth, spine lettered gilt, slightly dulled.

Price £95.00


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WB744

William Blake

The Complete Portraiture of William and Catherine Blake

with Catherine Blake

Ed. Geoffrey Keynes

Published by Trianon 1977

Edition 1st   Limitation 181/562

Format  Quarto   Condition Near fine

Keynes contributes an Essay and an Iconography. 54 b/w plates. Quarter morocco lettered gilt in cloth-covered slipcase. Faintly musty.

Price £195.00


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WB746

William Blake

Jerusalem


Published by Trianon 1974

Edition 1st such   Limitation 308/558

Condition Fine

Full-colour facsimile. Original quarter morocco in slipcase.

Price £300.00


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WB156

William Blake

Visions of the Daughters of Albion


Published by Dent 1932

Edition 1st thus

Condition Good

Colour facsimile reproduced from an original copy printed & illuminated by the author in 1793 now in the British Museum. With a Note by John Middleton Murry. Original cloth heavily soiled, internally very good.

Price £16.00


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WB892

William Blake

The Poems of William Blake

Ed. [R.H. Shepherd]

Published by Pickering 1874

Edition 1st such

Format  Octavo   Condition Very good

’Compring Songs of Innocence and of Experience together with Poetical Sketches and some Copyright Poems not in any other Edition’. A few page corners turned down. Title page darkened at edges. Original blue-green cloth, dulled & somewhat rubbed.

Price £120.00


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WB821

 

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