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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 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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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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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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Percy Bysshe Shelley


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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Percy Bysshe Shelley

Letters from Percy Bysshe Shelley to Elizabeth Hitchener

Now First Published. With an Introduction and Notes.

Ed. Bertram Dobell

Published by Bertram Dobell London 1908

Edition 1st thus, large paper issue

Format  Octavo   Condition Very good

Edges foxed & some internal foxing. Original cloth darkening at spine. Originally published by T.J.Wise in an edition limited to 30 copies 1900.

Price £75.00


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Percy Bysshe Shelley

The Prose Works

From the Original Editions

Ed. Richard Herne Shepherd

Published by Chatto & Windus 1888

Edition 1st, large paper edition   Limitation 95/100

Condition Near fine

In two volumes. Uncut. Recent quarter morocco with gilt.

Price £130.00

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Percy Bysshe Shelley

The Works

with His Life. In Two Volumes

Published by John Ascham London 1834

Edition 1st

Format  Duodecimo   Condition Very good

No half-titles. Frontispiece Volume 1 foxed and stained. Preliminaries somewhat soiled both volumes. 19th century morocco with gilt, rubbed, particularly at spine ends. Name in both volumes.

Price £210.00

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Percy Bysshe Shelley

The Revolt of Islam

A Poem, in Twelve Cantos

Published by C. & J. Ollier London 1818

Edition 1st, 2nd issue

Format  Octavo   Condition Fine

2nd issue with date corrected, no blank following title, Greek text from Pindar at d1, errata leaf at rear. A fine copy, all edges gilt, 19th century polished calf, gilt-decorated spine with raised bands, binding slightly rubbed along edges.

Price £980.00

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