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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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W.H. Shewring

Hermia and some other poems


Published by St Dominic's Press Ditchling 1930

Edition 1st   Limitation 68/240

Condition Near fine

With 2 wood-engravings by David Jones. Errata leaf printed in red tipped in, ‘Note’ loosely inserted. Uncut. Original cloth-backed boards slightly discoloured, slight pull at spine head. Internally fine.

Price £175.00


List ref
WB464

[William Shippen]

Faction Display’d

A Poem. From a Corrected Copy.


Published by H.Hills London 1709

Edition Piracy

Format  Octavo   Condition Very good

One of two Hills piracies, variant with ‘near the Water-side’ centred on title page. Top edge closely trimmed without loss. Recent marbled boards.

Price £30.00


List ref
WB850

Sir Philip Sidney

The Countess of Pembroke’s Arcadia

Now the Sixt time published, with some new Additions


Published by Simon Waterson London 1627

Edition 1st thus

Condition Good

Includes Sir W. Alexander’s Supplement of a defect in the third part of this Historie. Engraved title page. Bound with (continuous pagination) A Sixth Booke ... by R.B[eling], London 1628. Occasional stains at edges. Tears on pages 19 & 315 without loss. A few marginal wormholes not touching text. Contemporary panelled calf, rebacked, upper hinge reinforced.

Price £295.00


624pp


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WB1348

Eleni Sikelianos

Earliest Worlds


Published by Coffee House 2001

Edition 1st

Condition Near fine

Wrappers. Very slight wear at corners.

Price £10.00


List ref
WB613

Charles Simic

Dime-Store Alchemy

The Art of Joseph Cornell


Published by Ecco 1992

Edition 1st, paperback issue

Condition Fine

8 b/w plates.

Price £10.00


77pp


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WB1866

Colin Simms

Parfleche


Published by Galloping Dog 1977

Edition 1st   Limitation 200

Condition Fine

A4 landscape mimeo printed rectos only. Card covers by Peter Hodgkiss.

Price £12.00


17pp


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WB1468

Iain Sinclair

Jack Elam’s Other Eye


Published by Hoarse Comerz London 1991

Edition 1st   Limitation 200

Condition Near fine

Images by Gavin Jones. Wrappers somewhat discoloured, staples rusting, otherwise fine.

Price £25.00


32pp


List ref
WB365

Iain Sinclair

White Goods


Published by Goldmark 2002

Edition 1st

Condition Near fine

Colour images by Emma Matthews. Signed & inscribed by the author on title page. Wrappers issue, very slight bruising.

Price £20.00


75pp


List ref
WB260

 

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