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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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Iain Sinclair

Suicide Bridge

Published by Albion Village 1979

Edition 1st   Limitation 400

Condition Near fine

Wrappers. Some occasional light mottling, a slight bruise top edge, otherwise a fine tight copy.

Price £30.00

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Iain Sinclair

Red Eye

Published by Test Centre 2013

Edition 1st   Limitation 500

Condition Fine

Tall octavo with coloured photographs by the author. Wrappers. First publication of poem sequence written in 1973.

Price £10.00


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Iain Sinclair

Flesh Eggs & Scalp Metal

Selected Poems 1970-1987

Published by Paladin 1989

Edition 1st

Condition Near fine

Slight darkening at edges, slight shelf-wear to wrappers, otherwise fine.

Price £18.00


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Peterjon  Skelt (editor)

Prospect into Breath:

Interviews with North & South Writers

Published by North & South 1991

Edition 1st

Condition Fine

Wrappers. The interviewees are Eric Mottram, Jonathan Williams, Lee Harwood, Richard Caddel, Elaine Randell, Frances Presley, David Annwn, Kelvin Corcoran & Catherine Walsh. Unsigned inscription on front endpaper, apparently by Fred Hunter of Stream Records, criticising the editor’s claim that ‘Stream was part of Fulcrum’ and referring to Paul Evans’ death.

Price £12.50


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Derek Slade

Roy Fisher: A Bibliography

Published by Privately 1987

Edition 1st

Condition Near fine

A4 mimeo printed rectos only, card covers with plastic spine. Slight wear lower corner otherwise fine with author’s brief tls laid in.

Price £26.00


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John J. Slocum

A Bibliography of James Joyce

with Herbert Cahoon

Published by Yale UP New Haven 1953

Edition 1st

Condition Near fine

A few spots top edge otherwise a near-fine copy in original cloth lacking dustjacket.

Price £25.00


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Elizabeth Smart

By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept

Published by Editions Poetry London 1945

Edition 1st

Format  Octavo   Condition Good

Original cloth part faded, particularly at dulled spine. Lacks dustjacket. Top edge & fly spotted but internally very good.

Price £20.00


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Patti Smith

The Night

with Tom Verlaine

Published by Aloes 1976

Edition 1st   Limitation 500

Condition Fine

Very faint marks on red wrappers otherwise fine. Poem in 22 sections alternating between the poets. The colophon gives the title as ‘Part One: The Night’; Part Two was scheduled for later publication.

Price £320.00


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