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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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Tristan Tzara

The Glowing Forgotten

Published by Leafe 2003

Edition 1st such

Condition Fine

Wrappers. A selection of poems from the 1975 Trigram edition.

Price £8.00


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Cesar Vallejo

The Black Heralds

Published by Allardyce Barnett 1995

Edition 1st

Condition Fine

Translated by Barry Fogden. Wrappers.

Price £10.50


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Karlien van den Beukel

Pitch Lake

Published by Rem 1997

Edition 1st   Limitation 18/100

Condition Very good

Spiral bound, card covers slightly soiled.

Price £7.50

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Erica Van Horn

14 Blackthorns

a fascicule

with Simon Cutts

Published by Coracle Ballybeg 1999

Edition 1st   Limitation 6/200

Condition Fine

Van Horn’s drawings interleaved with Cutts poems. Original cloth.

Price £15.00

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Henry Vaughan

Henry Vaughan, Silurist

Poems, An Essay & Two Letters

Ed. Francis Meynell

Published by Nonesuch London 1924

Edition 1st such   Limitation 307/850

Format  Octavo   Condition Very good

Uncut edges slightly dusty. A few small bumps to slightly rubbed edges of original paper-covered boards. In frail dustjacket with tears & internal repairs.

Price £40.00

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Henry Vaughan (translator)

The Praise and Happinesse of the Countrie-Life

Written originally in Spanish by Don Antonio de Guevara

Published by Gregynog Newtown 1938

Edition 1st thus   Limitation 254/400

Condition Fine

Reprinted from the edition of 1651, with an introduction by Henry Thomas and wood-engravings by Reynolds Stone. Original quarter red morocco binding labelled on upper board. Some very faint soiling. Bookplate.

Price £275.00


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Stephen Vincent

Walking Theory

Published by Junction 2007

Edition 1st

Condition Mint

Poems. Wrappers.

Price £9.50


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Ellis Walker

Epicteti Enchiridion Made English

In A Poetical Paraphrase

Published by Sam. Keble London 1697

Edition Second

Format  Duodecimo   Condition Good

’B4’ for A4 as usual. Disbound, frontispiece present but loosening.

Price £30.00

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