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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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George Sandys

Ovid’s Metamorphosis Englished, Mythologiz’d, And Represented in Figures

An Essay to the Translation of Virgil’s Aeneis


Published by John Lichfield Oxford 1632

Edition 1st such

Format  Folio   Condition Very good

The third (second authorised) edition of Sandys’ Ovid but the first illustrated and including the Virgil translation. Frontispiece engraved by Salaman Savery after Francisco Clein. Sixteen other engravings, one preceding the Life of Ovid and one for each Book of the poem. The plate to Book I has been repaired on the reverse. Staining to O3 slightly affects facing plate (to Book IV). C2 & C3 transposed. Sigs. E & F and their pagination incoherently numbered but textually continuous and without loss. Overall a very good copy with marbled edges and endpapers, bound in later half vellum with recent label, marbled boards somewhat abraded and spine somewhat darkened.

Price £1,250.00


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WB1940

Siegfried Sassoon

Meredith


Published by Viking New York 1948

Edition 1st US

Format  Octavo   Condition Very good

Biography of George Meredith. Variant binding in blue cloth, gilt-blocked spine. A very good copy in price-clipped dustjacket, worn with some loss and internal repairs.

Price £22.00


269pp


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WB1917

Peter Schamoni

Max Ernst: Maximiliana


Published by New York Graphic Society 1974

Edition 1st US

Condition Fine

Two-colour & full-colour illustrations throughout. Boards, fine in slightly darkened price-clipped dustjacket worn top edge.

Price £45.00


88pp


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WB897

Susan M. Schultz

No Guns, No Durian


Published by Tinfish 2003

Edition 1st

Condition Near fine

Card covers slightly soiled. Bound with metal studs as issued.

Price £5.00


24pp


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WB1439

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


List ref
WB1691

 

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