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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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Robert Sheppard

A Translated Man

Published by Shearsman 2013

Edition 1st

Condition Fine

Wrappers with image by Patricia Farrell. Author’s dedication, unsigned, to Lee Harwood on title page.

Price £18.00


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Robert Sheppard (editor)

The Salt Companion to Lee Harwood

Published by Salt 2007

Edition 1st

Condition Fine

Wrappers. Includes editor’s interview with Harwood.

Price £20.00


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James Sherry (editor)

Roof 5-10

Published by Seque Foundation 1978-9

Edition 1st

Condition Good

Run of six quarterly issues, 80-90pp per issue. Somewhat worn copies with darkened wrappers. Contributors include William Burroughs, Larry Eigner, Hannah Weiner, Lyn Hejinian, Ron Silliman, Barrett Watten, Bruce Andrews, Charles Bernstein, Robert Grenier, Jackson Mac Low, Alan Davies, Ray DiPalma & Rosmarie Waldrop.

Price £80.00

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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

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[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

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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


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Eleni Sikelianos

Earliest Worlds

Published by Coffee House 2001

Edition 1st

Condition Near fine

Wrappers. Very slight wear at corners.

Price £10.00

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Ron Silliman (editor)

In The American Tree

Published by National Poetry Foundation 1986

Edition 1st

Condition Reading copy

Wrappers & edges soiled, binding weakening at p.400.

Price £10.00


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