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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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William Blake

Pencil Drawings Second Series

Ed. Geoffrey Keynes

Published by Nonesuch 1956

Edition 1st   Limitation 509/1440

Format  Quarto   Condition Near fine

56 pages of plates with facing comments by Keynes. Uncut. Stain to edge of front free endpaper also slightly affects title page but the plates & texts are clean throughout. Cloth, spine lettered gilt, slightly dulled.

Price £95.00


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WB744

William Blake

The Complete Portraiture of William and Catherine Blake

with Catherine Blake

Ed. Geoffrey Keynes

Published by Trianon 1977

Edition 1st   Limitation 181/562

Format  Quarto   Condition Near fine

Keynes contributes an Essay and an Iconography. 54 b/w plates. Quarter morocco lettered gilt in cloth-covered slipcase. Faintly musty.

Price £195.00


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WB746

William Blake

The Poems of William Blake

Ed. [R.H. Shepherd]

Published by Pickering 1874

Edition 1st such

Format  Octavo   Condition Very good

’Compring Songs of Innocence and of Experience together with Poetical Sketches and some Copyright Poems not in any other Edition’. A few page corners turned down. Title page darkened at edges. Original blue-green cloth, dulled & somewhat rubbed.

Price £120.00


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WB821

William Blake

The Poems of William Blake

Ed. [R.H. Shepherd]

Published by Pickering 1874

Edition 1st such

Format  Octavo   Condition Very good

’Comprising Songs of Innocence and of Experience together with Poetical Sketches and some Copyright Poems not in any other Edition’. Internally fine. Uncut. Bound in variant mustard yellow cloth with lines of blind floral design. ‘THE POEMS OF WILLIAM BLAKE’ in gilt on spine. Spine ends slightly worn, dulling gilt lines, spine somewhat darkened. Stephen Coleridge’s name, address & date (October 1889) on fly, his bookplate on pastedown.

Price £130.00


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WB822

William Blake

Poetical Sketches


Published by Noel Douglas 1926

Edition Facsimile of 1st edition 1783

Format  Octavo   Condition Good

Uncut & unopened but with foxing throughout. Art-vellum boards slightly darkened & with small stain bottom corner.

Price £12.00


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WB823

William Blake

Vala

Blake’s Numbered Text

Ed. H.M. Margoliouth

Published by Clarendon 1956

Edition 1st such

Condition Good

Original blue cloth. Very good ex library reading copy.

Price £12.00


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WB824

William Blake

All Religions Are One


Published by Trianon 1970

Edition 1st edition facsimile   Limitation 95/662

Format  Folio   Condition Fine

Collotype plates with some watercolour washes added by hand. Quarter morocco with marbled boards, in marbled slipcase. Slipcase slightly discoloured.

Price £125.00


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WB826

Robin Blaser

The Moth Poem


Published by Open Space 1965

Edition 2nd   Limitation 300

Condition Near fine

New endpapers designed for this edition by the author. Author’s inscription to Lee Harwood on half-title ‘for Lee, in the land of magic / Robin Blast / 8 November, ‘96’. Wrappers in originally integral dustjacket, loosened and showing internal glue-stains, otherwise fine.

Price £50.00


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WB1804

 

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