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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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Harry H. Solomon

The Rise of Robert Dodsley:

Creating the New Age of Print

Published by Southern Illinois UP 1996

Edition 1st

Condition Fine

Cloth in dustjacket.

Price £20.00

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Robert Southey

Omniana, or Horae Otiosiores

with Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Published by Longman et al. London 1812

Edition 1st

Format  Duodecimo   Condition Very good

Complete in 2 volumes. Published anonymously. Half-title to Volume 1. Small library stamps but still a nice clean pair in recent library red buckram.

Price £95.00

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Rev. Joseph Spence

Observations, Anecdotes, and Characters, of Books and Men

Ed. Edmund Malone

Published by John Murray London 1820

Edition 1st

Format  Octavo   Condition Good

Ink notes on title page and verso. Blank preliminary rucked and staining to title page gutter. 19th century half morocco, rubbed.

Price £48.00

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Edmund Spenser

The Shepheardes Calendar

Published by John C. Nimmo London 1890

Edition Photographic facsimile of 1st edition 1579   Limitation 358/520

Format  Quarto   Condition Good

Introduction by H. Oskar Nimmo. Uncut edges dusty, page edges slightly darkened. Original cloth with darkened backstrip. Ex library with some oval stamps to pages, circular blindstamp to upper & lower boards.

Price £32.00

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Jack Spicer

One Night Stand & Other Poems

Ed. Donald Allen

Published by Grey Fox 1980

Edition 1st, paperback issue

Condition Near fine

Simultaneous paperback edition. Preface by Robert Duncan.

Price £20.00


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Geoffrey Squires

Drowned Stones

Published by New Writers Press 1975

Edition 1st

Condition Near fine

= Zozimus Books 9. Wrappers, near-fine in sl. rubbed integral dustjacket abraded at spine.

Price £15.00


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Gregory Vincent St Thomasino


Published by Runaway Spoon 1993

Edition 1st

Condition Fine

Signed by author on title page. Wrappers.

Price £5.00


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Anne Stevenson

Winter Time

Published by Mid Northumberland Arts Group 1986

Edition 1st

Condition Near fine

Author’s signed dedication to Lee Harwood dated 1994 on half-title. Wrappers darkened.

Price £20.00


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