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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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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


List ref
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


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WB1681

Frank O'Hara

Second Avenue


Published by Totem/Corinth 1960

Edition later issue

Condition Near fine

Cover by Larry Rivers. The later printing with cropped fore-edge and without publisher’s address on title page verso.

Price £12.00


16pp


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WB1682

Frank O'Hara

Lunch Poems


Published by City Lights 1964

Edition 1st

Condition Fine

Pocket Poets 19. Wrappers slightly chipped, mostly at spine edges.

Price £250.00


74pp


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WB1683

Frank O'Hara

Love Poems (Tentative Title)


Published by Tibor de Nagy 1965

Edition 1st   Limitation 500

Condition Very good

Original wrappers (particularly lower panel) soiled, spine darkened and somewhat chipped at edges; the titling on upper panel nevertheless remains bright. Internally fine. Owner’s name TREVOR WINKFIELD neatly typed within the blue & white stripes printed on the cover verso which have as usual offset on title page.

Price £650.00


30pp


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WB1684

Frank O'Hara

Odes


Published by Poets Press 1969

Edition 2nd

Condition Very good

Cover and title page by Michael Goldberg. Wrappers tanned at edges, internally fine.

Price £20.00


28pp


List ref
WB1685

 

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