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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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Tom Pickard

Ballad of Jamie Allan

Published by Flood 2007

Edition 1st

Condition Mint


Price £11.50


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Tom Pickard

High on the Walls

Published by Fulcrum 1968

Edition 2nd

Condition Good

Preface by Basil Bunting. Wrappers. Slightly soiled.

Price £6.50


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Peter Pindar

The Lousiad, An Heroi-Comic Poem

Canto I

Published by Goulding & Walker London 1793

Edition New Edition

Format  Quarto   Condition Very good

Disbound. Half-title. Engraving placed between pages 20-21.

Price £10.00

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Sylvia Plath

The Collected Poems

Ed. Ted Hughes

Published by Harper & Row 1981

Edition 1st

Condition Good

Signed & inscribed by the editor on the front endpaper: ‘For Clare and Mike with love from Ted / November 1981’. The copy is slightly musty. Text clean but edges slightly spotted and slightly soiled, cloth slightly bowed & dusty, in darkened dustjacket heavily chipped at edges, with some loss at spine ends.

Price £62.00


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Alexander Pope

Of The Characters of Women

An Epistle to a Lady

Published by Lawton Gilliver London 1735

Edition 1st

Format  Folio   Condition Near fine

Disbound. Half-title. Publisher’s advert leaf follows author’s Advertisement (B1). A few minor marks. Griffith 361 (variant b).

Price £155.00

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Alexander Pope

Additions to the Works of Alexander Pope, Esq.

Together with Many Original Poems and Letters of Cotemporary Writers

Ed. [W.Cooke or George Steevens]

Published by H.Baldwin et al London 1776

Edition 1st

Condition Very good

Complete in two volumes. Half-titles. Title page vignettes. Somewhat worn contemporary calf, joints tender, backstrips darkened, label lost Volume I. Bookplate.

Price £180.00

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Alexander Pope

The Works

Published by Bernard Lintot London 1717

Edition 1st

Format  Quarto   Condition Very good

Lacks half-title and portrait frontispiece. Edges and title page soiled. Corners of early leaves chipped. Worming to inner margin. Splash-stain to D4. Tear without loss to Kkk1. Modern calf with paper label, titling in neat calligraphy.

Price £150.00

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Alexander Pope

An Epistle to the Right Honourable Richard Lord Visct. Cobham

Of the Knowledge and Characters of Men

Published by Lawton Gilliver London 1733

Edition 1st

Format  Folio   Condition Very good

Half-title slightly foxed and soiled. Final advert leaf listing other works by Pope. A very good copy in later half calf with gilt, spine somewhat faded, modern bookplate on pastedown.

Price £280.00

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