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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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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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WB888

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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WB411

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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WB1941

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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WB1942

[Alexander Pope]

An Essay on Man

Address’d to a Friend. Part I.


Published by J.Wilford London [1733]

Edition 1st

Format  Folio   Condition Very good

1st issue. Uncut. Some darkening to edges & top corner of title page, small stain p.11, slight horizontal crease throughout. Together with An Essay on Man, Epistle II, Wilford [1733], 1st issue, half-title, uncut, similar condition; and An Essay on Man, Epistle III, Wilford [1733]. the only folio issue, uncut, half-title darkened otherwise similar condition. Epistle III is disbound, I & II are stitched into old blue-grey wrappers now disintegrating & defective. Foxon P822, P833 & P840.

Price £600.00


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WB889

Ezra Pound

A Draft of XXX Cantos


Published by Faber 1933

Edition 1st UK

Condition Near fine

Original black cloth in dustjacket with chips at edges & fragment lost at foot of spine. The dustjacket is printed blue on red-orange, as called for, but is of later issue -- adverts on lower panel & flap list books published in the 1940s.

Price £60.00


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WB917

Ezra Pound

Canto CX


Published by L'Herne 1967

Edition 1st such   Limitation Y/26 hors commerce

Condition Fine

Parallel text with French translation by Pierre Alien. Quarto printed on Bellegarde paper. This copy unopened & unsewn, loose in original wrapper.

Price £90.00


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WB240

Ezra Pound

Section: Rock-Drill:

85-95 de los cantares


Published by Faber 1957

Edition 1st UK

Condition Very good

Internally near-fine, cloth in worn & frail dustjacket with internal repairs.

Price £26.00


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WB475

 

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