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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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Sylva Norman

Flight of the Skylark

The Development of Shelley’s Reputation


Published by Max Reinhardt & Oklahoma UP 1954

Edition 1st

Format  Octavo   Condition Reading copy

Sound & internally clean reading copy, cloth in tattered dustjacket.

Price £12.00


304pp


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WB1932

John Norris

A Collection of Miscellanies

Consisting of Poems, Essays, Discourses & Letters, Occasionally Written


Published by J.Crosley & Samuel Manship London 1692

Edition Second Edition Corrected

Format  Octavo   Condition Worn

4pp adverts. A heavy stain on bottom half of preliminaries faintly affects bottom edge throughout. Contemporary calf, sound but worn, particularly at head of spine. Lacks label.

Price £165.00


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WB1222

Thomas Norton

Ordinal of Alchemy

Ed. John Reidy

Published by OUP for the Early English Text Soc. 1975

Edition 1st thus

Condition Near fine

Cloth in somewhat worn dustjacket discoloured at spine.

Price £20.00


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WB1223

Jeff Nuttall

Pig


Published by Fulcrum 1969

Edition 1st

Condition Good

Preface by William S. Burroughs. Some old water-damage affecting cloth & endpapers, lacks dustjacket but a very good reading copy. Obituaries by John Calder & Michael Horovitz laid in.

Price £10.00


96pp


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WB1089

Jeff Nuttall

Sun Barbs


Published by Poet & Peasant 1976

Edition 1st

Condition Near fine

Poems. Cover drawing by the author. Trimmed A5 landscape mimeo, card covers with tape over side staples. A few small splash-stains on lower cover otherwise fine.

Price £15.00


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WB2011

Frank O'Hara

Second Avenue


Published by Totem New York 1960

Edition 1st

Condition Very good

Publisher’s address on title page verso, 95c price printed on lower wrapper. Cover drawing by Larry Rivers with red portion and title label tipped on (no established priority with printed title). Wrappers slightly darkened, staples starting to rust, otherwise a near-fine copy.

Price £60.00


16pp


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WB1984

Frank O'Hara

The Selected Poems

Ed. Donald Allen

Published by Vintage New York 1974

Edition 1st paperback

Condition Very good

Simultaneously published with the Knopf hardback. Cover by Larry Rivers; the wrappers are cropped very tightly lower edge with slight loss. Wrappers slightly curled, top edge spotted, internally fine.

Price £12.00


234pp


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WB1985

Frank O'Hara

Meditations in an Emergency


Published by Grove 1957

Edition 1st, paperback issue

Condition Near fine

Simultaneous paperback edition. Top edge slightly spotted. A few minor marks to wrappers somewhat faded at spine. Internally fine.

Price £195.00


54pp


List ref
WB1681

 

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