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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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Gil Ott

The Children

Published by Tamarisk 1981

Edition 1st   Limitation 250

Condition Near fine

With graphics by Janice Merendino. Wrappers discoloured at spine, small bruise bottom corner, otherwise fine.

Price £10.00


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Thomas Parnell

Poems on Several Occasions. With the Life of Zoilus

and his Remarks on Homer’s Battle of the Frogs and Mice

Published by Thomas Ewing Dublin 1773

Edition Reprint

Format  Quarto   Condition Very good

Reprint of the 1770 edition with the Life by Dr Goldsmith. Headpiece portrait p.[1]. Contemporary calf, joints weakened, fragment lost on upper board. Internally near-fine with ample margins.

Price £95.00

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Thomas Parnell

Poems on Several Occasions

Published by Mr. Pope

Published by B.Lintot London 1722

Edition 1st

Format  Octavo   Condition Very good

With verse dedication by Pope. D8 cancel. Some foxing & soiling. Name & date, 1770, on title page. Contemporary panelled calf, rebacked with most of the backstrip laid down. Wear to head of spine. Lacks label.

Price £100.00

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Ian Patterson

Love Laughs at Locksmiths

with Martin Thom, Nick Totton

Published by Curiously Strong 1979

Edition 1st   Limitation 200

Condition Very good

A4 mimeo printed rectos only, side-stapled in illustrated upper card cover, lower paper. Peter Riley’s neat stamp on title page.

Price £15.00


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Ian Patterson

More Follows

with Martin Thom, Nick Totton

Published by N.p. Cambridge 1977

Edition 1st   Limitation 100

Condition Near fine

A4 mimeo printed rectos only, side-stapled in paper wrappers with tape spine. Peter Riley’s neat stamp on title page.

Price £20.00


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[Thomas Percy]

The Hermit of Warkworth

A Northumberland Ballad

Published by T. Davies & S.Leacroft London 1771

Edition 1st

Format  Quarto   Condition Very good

Disbound. Half-title. Title page vignette. Some occasional slight soiling.

Price £75.00

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Bob Perelman

Virtual Reality

Published by Roof 1993

Edition 1st

Condition Fine

Wrappers slightly curled.

Price £9.00


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John Philips


A Poem. In Two Books

Published by Jacob Tonson London 1708

Edition 1st

Format  Octavo   Condition Very good

Half-title, (4), 89. Later impression with asterisks pages 44 & 46, catchword ‘when’ p.68, p.74 correctly numbered. The half-title is heavily soiled and with biographical notes in a 19th century hand. Frontispiece rubbed at edges but otherwise bright, text pages similar. Recent double endpapers, modern full calf binding in fine condition, gilt-decorated spine with raised bands.

Price £175.00

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