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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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Martin Thom

Ceremonial Devices


Published by Many Press 1976

Edition 1st   Limitation 200

Condition Near fine

A5 mimeo centre-stapled in wrappers. Wrappers slightly rubbed, internally fine. Author’s inscription on title page ‘for Peter with best wishes & thanks / Martin’ and with Peter Riley’s neat stamp.

Price £20.00


20pp


List ref
WB2153

Dylan Thomas

In Country Sleep


Published by New Directions 1952

Edition 1st

Condition Near fine

No equivalent UK edition. Portrait photo by Marion Morehouse tipped on to title page as issued. Cloth in rubbed & soiled dustjacket.

Price £46.00


List ref
WB956

Dylan Thomas

New Poems


Published by New Directions 1943

Edition 1st

Condition Good

Poets of the Year series. Wrappers, contents near-fine, in dustjacket faded at edges & split at spine. Two Thomas-related press-cuttings laid in, browning half-title & inside wrapper.

Price £20.00


List ref
WB324

R. S. Thomas

Laboratories of the Spirit


Published by Macmillan 1975

Edition 1st

Condition Near fine

Boards in dustjacket with slight wear & sunned at spine as usual.

Price £25.00


List ref
WB353

R. S. Thomas

The Way of It


Published by Ceolfrith 1977

Edition 1st

Condition Near fine

Drawings by Barry Hirst. Wrappers slightly rubbed.

Price £15.00


List ref
WB354

James Thomson

The Four Seasons, and Other Poems


Published by J.Millan & A.Miller London 1735

Edition 1st thus

Format  Octavo   Condition Very good

As issued with general title page for a collection of printings separately paginated: Spring, 2nd edition 1731; Summer, 4th edition with additions 1735; Autumn, 2nd edition 1730; Winter etc., 1734 reprint. 4 frontispieces. A number of small neat pencil crosses alongside text. Later half morocco, somewhat rubbed, upper joint abraded. Notes on preliminary.

Price £55.00


List ref
WB874

James Thomson

The Seasons

Ed. James Sambrook

Published by Clarendon Oxford 1981

Edition 1st such

Format  Octavo   Condition Very good

xcv, 405. Internally fine. Original blue cloth in heavily stained dustjacket.

Price £60.00


List ref
WB1961

James Thomson ('B.V.')

The City of Dreadful Night and other poems


Published by Reeves & Turner London 1880

Edition 1st

Format  Octavo   Condition Very good

Half-title. Some faint spotting. Original cloth, spine gilt, sl. marks on lower board.

Price £46.00


List ref
WB964

 

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