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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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James Schuyler

The Crystal Lithium


Published by Random House 1972

Edition 1st, paperback issue

Condition Near fine

Simultaneous paperback edition. Slightly sprung wrappers faded at spine.

Price £25.00


96pp


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WB1688

James Schuyler

What’s for Dinner?


Published by Black Sparrow 1978

Edition 1st, paperback issue

Condition Worn

Novel. Simultaneous paperback edition. Small stain at foot of upper wrapper, slightly dog-eared reading copy.

Price £12.00


197pp


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WB1689

James Schuyler

The Morning of the Poem


Published by Random House 1980

Edition 1st

Condition Near fine

Quarter-cloth, fine in dustjacket discoloured at spine as usual and slightly abraded at fore-edge.

Price £25.00


117pp


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WB1690

James Schuyler

The Diary of James Schuyler

Ed. Nathan Kernan

Published by Black Sparrow 1997

Edition 1st, paperback issue

Condition Fine

Simultaneous paperback edition. Inscribed to Lee Harwood and signed by the editor, April 20, 1997. Three items laid in: a printed 3-paragraph appreciation of the book by William Corbett dated April 10, 1997; an approx. 30-word als from Corbett to Lee Harwood re a reading from the book in Boston; and a printed invitation to John Ashbery’s 70th birthday celebration and reading at Harvard.

Price £45.00


320pp


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WB1691

James Schuyler

Last Poems


Published by Slow Dancer 1999

Edition 1st

Condition Fine

Afterword by Lee Harwood. Wrappers.

Price £10.00


64pp


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WB1692

James Schuyler

Just the Thing

Selected Letters of James Schuyler 1951-1991

Ed. William Corbett

Published by Turtle Point 2004

Edition 1st

Condition Fine

Wrappers. 8pp index laid in. Editor’s signed dedication to Lee Harwood on half-title. Laid in is a photocopy of Schuyler’s tls, 2pp, to Nancy Batie, dated March 25, 1959, printed on pp.239-240, concerning the poem ‘February’, together with a 4-paragraph note on the letter by the editor. Plus a cutting of August Kleinzahler review, LRB, 17 Nov 2005.

Price £22.00


470pp


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WB1787

James Schuyler

May 24th Or So


Published by Tibor de Nagy 1966

Edition 1st   Limitation 13/20 signed (ex 300)

Condition Near fine

Faint vertical crease throughout, slight soiling to lower wrapper.

Price £350.00


28pp


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WB1072

Walter Scott

Ballads and Lyrical Pieces


Published by Longman et al Edinburgh 1806

Edition 1st such

Format  Octavo   Condition Near fine

Some occasional stains & edges darkened but otherwise a nice copy in recent half calf.

Price £52.00


List ref
WB416

 

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