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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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Simon Smith

Night Shift

Published by Boldface 1991

Edition 1st   Limitation X/26 only

Condition Near fine

Red Letter Booklet 1. A4 side-stapled in card covers in dustjacket with title label. Faint marks to dustjacket otherwise fine.

Price £20.00


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Simon Smith

Juicy Fruit

Published by Gratton Street Irregulars 1999

Edition 1st

Condition Near fine

Cover by David Rees. Wrappers. Bruise top corner otherwise fine.

Price £8.00


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Paul Smith (editor)

Spindrift 2

Published by Spindrift n.d. [late 1970s]

Edition 1st

Condition Very good

A4 mimeo side-stapled in card covers. Contributors: Peter Riley, Barbara Guest, John Sharkey, Geoffrey Ward & Christopher Middleton.

Price £10.00


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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


Published by Adventures In Poetry [1974]

Edition 1st in book form

Condition Fine

Card covers partly darkened.

Price £25.00

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