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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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[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


List ref
WB869

Bob Perelman

Virtual Reality


Published by Roof 1993

Edition 1st

Condition Fine

Wrappers slightly curled.

Price £9.00


80pp


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WB1139

John Philips

Cyder

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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WB1918

John Philips

Poems on Several Occasions


Published by Thomas Astley London 1728

Edition 4th

Format  Duodecimo   Condition Good

As issued, binding in with separate title pages The Splendid Shilling & Blenheim, E.Curll 1728, and Cyder, The Third Edition, J.Tonson 1727. Portrait frontispiece, and frontispiece for Cyder. Some staining throughout. Contemporary half calf, upper joint very weak.

Price £60.00


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WB1919

John Phillips

Language Is


Published by Sardines 2005

Edition 1st

Condition Fine

Signed & dedicated by the author. Wrappers.

Price £7.50


46pp


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WB1245

Peter Philpott (editor)

Great Works 7


Published by Great Works 1979

Edition 1st

Condition Fine

A4 mimeo side-stapled in card covers inside dustjacket. Includes poems by David Chaloner, Michael Haslam, Robert Sheppard, Nigel Wheale & John Wilkinson + Peter Riley on William Blake, Rod Mengham on Tom Raworth and David Miller on Charles Madge. Dustjacket slightly worn otherwise fine. Peter Riley’s neat stamp on first blank.

Price £12.00


96pp


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WB2170

Tom Pickard

Tiepin Eros:

New & Selected Poems


Published by Bloodaxe 1994

Edition 1st

Condition Mint

Wrappers.

Price £5.00


160pp


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WB1251

Tom Pickard

Custom & Exile


Published by Allison & Busby 1985

Edition 1st

Condition Near fine

Wrappers slightly bruised & chipped at spine.

Price £9.00


64pp


List ref
WB1141

 

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