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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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Bill Butler

Savonarola’s Drum

Four Poems


Published by Claude Rains 1971

Edition 1st

Condition Fine

Unpaginated. Trimmed A5 mimeo centre-stapled in wrappers.

Price £18.00


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WB2013

Martin Butlin

William Blake


Published by Tate Gallery 1978

Edition 1st

Condition Fine

Descriptive catalogue, b/w illustrations throughout. 16 full-page colour plates. Boards, top edge slightly dusty, in dustjacket.

Price £20.00


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WB828

John Byrom

Miscellaneous Poems

In Two Volumes


Published by Printed by J.Harrop Manchester 1773

Edition 1st

Format  Octavo   Condition Good

No half-titles. Repairs to both title pages. Ink-stain Vol. II p.89. Reversed calf, edges abraded, recent reback with crude leather labels.

Price £135.00


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WB1281

G.G.N., Lord Byron

Selected Letters and Journals

Ed. Leslie A. Marchand

Published by Murray 1982

Edition 1st

Condition Fine

Selected from the unexpurgated twelve volume edition. Boards in dustjacket.

Price £16.00


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WB832

G.G.N., Lord Byron

Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage

Canto the Fourth


Published by John Murray London 1818

Edition 1st edition, 2nd issue

Format  Octavo   Condition Very good

2pp adverts. Uncut. Fly removed. Some foxing. Original boards rebacked with label laid down. In cloth box, label reading ‘BYRON’S FIRST EDITIONS’.

Price £115.00


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WB855

G.G.N., Lord Byron

Mazeppa

A Poem


Published by John Murray London 1819

Edition 1st edn, 2nd issue with p.70 blank

Format  Octavo   Condition Good

Advert leaf p.71. No half-title. Bound with James Bird ‘Machin; Or, The Discovery of Madeira. A Poem. In Four Cantos’, Printed by C.Sloman, Yarmouth, for John Warren, London 1821. The only edition. Half-title. 3pp adverts, Reviewers’ Opinions of Bird’s ‘The Vale of Slaughden’. Internally a nice clean copy. Worn contemporary half calf, upper board detached.

Price £125.00


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WB787

G.G.N., Lord Byron

The Corsair

A Tale


Published by John Murray London 1814

Edition 1st edition, 2nd issue

Format  Octavo   Condition Very good

Contains Wise’s ‘early variant’ ending on p.100. Lacks half-title. Short tear at inner margin of p.100. Bound with The Siege of Corinth & Parisina, Murray 1816. Lacks half-title. No adverts. A few slight stains. Near-contemporary diced calf with gilt, joints slightly rubbed.

Price £140.00


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WB788

G.G.N., Lord Byron

Poems


Published by John Murray London 1816

Edition Second

Format  Octavo   Condition Worn

Half-title. Soiling throughout. Disbound.

Price £18.00


List ref
WB789

 

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