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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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Percy Bysshe Shelley

A Philosophical View of Reform

Ed. T.W. Rolleston

Published by Humphrey Milford: OUP 1920

Edition 1st, large paper edition

Condition Near fine

Quarter cloth, 2 surface abrasions to lower board. Slight spotting to fore-edge.

Price £30.00


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WB647

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

The Letters

Ed. Betty T. Bennett

Published by Johns Hopkins University Press Baltimore & London 1980/83/86

Edition 1st

Condition Near fine

Complete in three volumes. Top edges slightly dusty, slight shelf-soiling to bottom edges, some spotting to fore-edges. Cloth in dustjackets darkened at spine, chipped at edges & with some small loss, otherwise a fine set.

Price £180.00


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WB417

Mary Shelley

History of a Six Weeks Tour 1817

with P.B. Shelley

Published by Woodstock 1991

Edition Facsimile reprint

Condition Fine

Reprint with revised introduction by Jonathan Wordsworth. Cloth in slightly darkened dustjacket.

Price £20.00


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WB920

Percy Bysshe Shelley

The Esdaile Poems

Ed. Neville Rogers

Published by Clarendon 1966

Edition 1st such

Condition Near fine

Early minor poems from the ‘Esdaile Notebook’ edited from the MSS with textual introduction & commentary by Rogers. Cloth in somewhat soiled dustjacket.

Price £22.00


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WB921

Percy Bysshe Shelley

A Proposal for Putting Reform to the Vote throughout the United Kingdom


Published by Reeves & Turner: Shelley Soc. Pub. Extra Series 5 1887

Edition 1st   Limitation 500

Format  Quarto   Condition Worn

Facsimile of the holograph manuscript (in fact a forgery) with an introduction by H. Buxton Forman. Original boards badly worn. Uncut edges dusty. Frontispiece loose. Laid in is a 16pp article by H.S.Salt, ‘Hogg’s "Life of Shelley"’.

Price £16.00


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WB843

Percy Bysshe Shelley

Shelley and his Circle 1773-1822: Volume II

Manuscripts and Essays 1809-1811

Ed. Kenneth Neill Cameron

Published by Harvard UP 1961

Edition 1st

Condition Good

B/w plates including facsimile mss. Neville Rogers’ ownership signature and with his occasional pencil notes, particularly to Contents. A used but useful copy, two-tone cloth partly darkened.

Price £36.00


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WB844

Percy Bysshe Shelley

Shelley’s Prose in the Bodleian Manuscripts

Ed. A.H. Koszul

Published by Henry Frowde 1910

Edition 1st

Condition Fine

Original cloth with gilt.

Price £20.00


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WB847

Percy Bysshe Shelley

Adonais

faithfully reprinted from the edition of 1821


Published by Methuen 1904

Edition 1st thus

Condition Good

Some spotting to edges, boards somewhat soiled.

Price £20.00


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WB848

 

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