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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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Edward Quillinan

Stanzas by the Author of Dunlace Castle


Published by Private Press of Lee Priory Kent 1814

Edition 1st   Limitation 100

Condition Dogeared

The extremely wide margins ensure that the heavy wear to edges & corners does not affect text. The original printed card covers are heavily rubbed & stained but the titling remains legible. The covers are laid down on old reback. A poor copy requiring some sympathetic preservation.

Price £280.00


26pp


List ref
WB1318

Sean Rafferty

Poems, Revue Sketches and Fragments


Published by Etruscan 2004

Edition 1st

Condition Mint

Cloth in dustjacket.

Price £26.00


List ref
WB608

Carl Rakosi

The Old Poet’s Tale


Published by Etruscan 1999

Edition 1st, wrappers issue

Condition Mint

Price £12.00


List ref
WB564

Carl Rakosi

Ere-Voice


Published by New Directions 1971

Edition 1st, wrappers issue

Condition Good

Author’s signature on title page. Corners slightly bruised, wrappers covered with transparent adhesive film. With Ian Robinson’s neat ownership signature & date.

Price £12.00


92pp


List ref
WB703

Carl Rakosi

The Earth Suite


Published by Etruscan 1997

Edition 1st

Condition Fine

Clothbound subscribers’ copy in dustjacket. Drawings by Basil King.

Price £12.00


70pp


List ref
WB1059

Thomas Randolph

Poems

With the Muses Looking-Glasse, And Amyntas


Published by Francis Bowman Oxford 1640

Edition Second Edition Enlarged

Condition Good

Small octavo. Adds 12 poems (including Cleveland’s ‘Upon a Hermaphrodite’) to the 1638 edition. Lacks the engraved general title page, replaced by holograph, others present. Collates A2-K8, A-N4 correctly but does not include ‘The Jealous Lovers’ (Cambridge 1640) present in some copies. Pages somewhat darkened, a few slightly soiled, some headlines shaved. Still a good copy bound in modern crackle-grain calf.

Price £85.00


List ref
WB1990

Tom Raworth

Catacoustics


Published by Street Editions 1991

Edition 1st

Condition Fine

Wrappers.

Price £25.00


44pp


List ref
WB2162

Tom Raworth

A Serial Biography


Published by Turtle Island 1977

Edition Reprint, 1st thus

Condition Near fine

Wrappers slightly soiled.

Price £10.00


84pp


List ref
WB1589

 

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