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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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Kenneth Rexroth

The Signature of All Things


Published by Privately 1982

Edition 1st thus

Condition Near fine

4-panel gatefold: Printed at Christmas, 1982, for the friends of Ann & J. Laughlin and New Directions. An in memoriam for Kenneth Rexroth 1905-1982; poem first published 1949. Outer panels slightly soiled.

Price £15.00


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WB1180

Kenneth Rexroth

The Phoenix and the Tortoise


Published by New Directions 1944

Edition 1st

Condition Very good

Edges slightly darkened. A few inconspicuous marks to cloth, original spine label darkened.

Price £20.00


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WB534

Thomas Richards, anonymously

Choirochorographia: Sive, Hoglandiae Descriptio


Published London 1709

Edition 1st

Format  Octavo   Condition Good

A reply to Edward Holdsworth’s ‘Muscipula’. Engraving of hog on title page. 1p mock adverts with ink-smudge. Closely cropped, losing a fraction of title page image & many catchwords but text not affected. In modern marbled boards. Foxon R195.

Price £40.00


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WB412

Edgell Rickword

Twittingpan and some others


Published by Wishart 1931

Edition 1st

Condition Good

Internally very good but somewhat rubbed wrappers very frail and with loss at head & tail of spine.

Price £10.50


44pp


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WB1182

Laura Riding

Twenty Poems Less


Published by Hours Press 1930

Edition 1st   Limitation 136/200 signed

Condition Near fine

Covers by Len Lye. Leather-backed boards, some scuffs to leather. Edges slightly darkened.

Price £250.00


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WB949

Laura Riding

Description of Life


Published by Targ 1980

Edition 1st   Limitation 350 signed

Condition Near fine

Original quarter cloth in original tissue dustjacket considerably darkened & with small nicks.

Price £85.00


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WB565

Peter Riley

Only the Song


Published by Poetical HIstories 2004

Edition 1st   Limitation approx 100

Condition Fine

Folded leaf. The ‘post-final’ unnumbered issue of Poetical Histories for subscribers.

Price £15.00


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WB1706

Jacqueline Risset

The Translation Begins


Published by Burning Deck 1996

Edition 1st

Condition Fine

= Serie d’Ecriture 10. Translation by Jennifer Moxley. Wrappers.

Price £10.00


96pp


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WB2111

 

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