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.

 

sorted by  starting with    

<<Back  |  More>>

Search for books | See ordering information  

Anne Bronte

Self-Communion: A Poem

Ed. Thomas J. Wise

Published by Privately (The Ashley Library) London 1900

Edition 1st   Limitation 30

Format  Octavo   Condition Good

Frontispiece facsimile first page of manuscript; a second facsimile faces page 14. 2-page preface by Wise. Original cream boards soiled and gilt-lettered spine heavily darkened. Ex Cheltenham Reference Library with partly & carelessly removed label on front pastedown; the library’s mostly faint small circular blue stamp appears on many pages including top corner of frontispiece, foot of title page, preceding poem p.11 and the section title to the additional Lines. Neat ink note ‘April 17th 1848 A.B.’ added at end of title poem & Lines. Despite these faults the untrimmed pages remain remarkably clean.

Price £220.00


47pp


List ref
WB1890

William  Browne

The Whole Works

Ed. W. Carew Hazlitt

Published by Roxburghe Library 1868 & 1869

Edition 1st thus

Format  Quarto   Condition Very good

Two volumes, xxxix + 201, vi + 378pp. Some foxing otherwise very good copies in original gilt-lettered quarter roan slightly scuffed at extremities. Small bookplate on both pastedowns.

Price £75.00


List ref
WB1891

Sir Thomas Browne

Religio Medici

And Digby’s Observations


Published by Clarendon 1909

Edition 1st thus

Format  Octavo   Condition Very good

Mock vellum binding soiled & darkened, uncut edges dusty, internally fine.

Price £12.00


List ref
WB785

[Joseph Browne]

The Circus: or, British Olympicks

A Satyr on the Ring in Hide-Park


Published by [H.Hills] London 1709

Edition piracy

Format  Octavo   Condition Very good

Disbound. Adverts on p.16. Closely trimmed top edge without loss. Pages slightly darkened.

Price £26.00


List ref
WB783

[Joseph Browne]

St. James’s Park: A Satyr


Published by H.Hills London 1709

Edition 2nd piracy

Format  Octavo   Condition Very good

Top edge closely trimmed without loss. In recent marbled boards.

Price £30.00


List ref
WB784

Basil Bunting

The Spoils


Published by Morden Tower 1965

Edition 1st

Condition Fine

Inscribed on title page ‘for Michael Curtiss / BBunting / 1978’. Faintly darkened wrappers slightly chipped in spine area & at edges.

Price £120.00


List ref
WB928

Basil Bunting

Loquitur


Published by Fulcrum 1965

Edition 1st, ordinary edition   Limitation 774 (ex 1000)

Condition Fine

Light grey cardboard boards in transparent polythene dustjacket as issued; design by Richard Hamilton using author’s holograph. Inscribed on title page ‘BBunting / 1978 / for Michael Curtiss’.

Price £475.00


List ref
WB930

Basil Bunting

Loquitur


Published by Fulcrum 1965

Edition 1st   Limitation 200

Condition Near fine

Cloth issue with dustjacket designed by Richard Hamilton. Dustjacket slightly soiled.

Price £150.00


List ref
WB305

 

<<Back  |  More>>

Login