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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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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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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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