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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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John Scott

The Poetical Works


Published by Gregg International 1969

Edition Facsimile reprint

Condition Very good

Cloth. Reproduces the first edition, London 1782, with 14 plates of which four were engraved by William Blake after Stothard. Edges slightly darkened.

Price £18.00


341pp


List ref
WB1343

Maurice Scully

5 Freedoms of Movement


Published by Galloping Dog 1987

Edition 1st

Condition Very good

A4 mimeo. Wrappers. Top edge imperfectly trimmed.

Price £12.00


90pp


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WB1467

Maurice Scully

The Basic Colours:

A Watchman’s Log


Published by Pig 1994

Edition 1st

Condition Fine

Signed & inscribed to Gael [Turnbull]. Wrappers.

Price £10.00


List ref
WB611

Peter Seaton

Agreement


Published by Asylum's Press 1978

Edition 1st   Limitation 500

Condition Near fine

Wrappers darkened otherwise fine.

Price £16.00


47pp


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WB2002

Thomas Shadwell

The Virtuoso

A Comedy, As it is Acted by their Majesties Servants


Published by H.Herringman 1704

Edition 3rd

Condition Worn

Disbound. No half-title. 1p adverts. Pages darkened throughout & with areas of heavy spotting. Stains to fore-edge.

Price £25.00


76pp


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WB1344

Cuthbert Shaw

The Poems

with Thomas Russell

Ed. Eric Partridge

Published by Books for Libraries 1970

Edition Facsimile reprint

Format  Octavo   Condition Near fine

Cloth. Top edge slightly dusty. First published 1925.

Price £12.00


159pp


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WB1924

Michael Shayer

Persephone


Published by Migrant 1961

Edition 1st

Condition Very good

Mimeo printed rectos only. Internally very good but photographic wrappers somewhat rubbed & chipped, staples rusty. Gael Turnbull’s ‘A Footnote to Shayer’s "Persephone"’, folded foolscap sheet, laid in as issued.

Price £30.00


16pp


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WB1539

Michael Shayer

Poems from an Island


Published by [COItus Press] 1963

Edition 1st   Limitation 36

Condition Near fine

Mimeo printed rectos only, trimmed quarto, side-stapled in stiff card covers. Colophon in author’s hand inside lower cover: ‘no. 30 plus 6 of 30 projected copies produced by Frederic Hunter and H.M. Government for Migrant Press November 1963.’ The poems were revised for the 1970 Fulcrum edition but the extent & order of the poems is the same; the Fulcrum roman text is photocopied from typescript, the italic from author’s holograph. Internally fine but upper cover has 4cm tear to fore-edge, is darkened at all edges & has one loose staple. Two letters from the author to Hunter laid in: one a brief als saying he doesn’t want his manuscript returned; the other an approx. 650-word tls, envelope postmarked 5 Dec 1963, thanking Hunter for the edition, talking at some length about the book & his aims as a writer and also asking Hunter to see whether he (Shayer) can help Tom Raworth in any way (against bailiffs etc).

Price £120.00


47pp


List ref
WB1545

 

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