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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

Cosmic Realities Vanilla Tobacco Dawnings


Published by Arc 1975

Edition 1st   Limitation 500

Condition Near fine

French text with facing translation by Lee Harwood. Wrappers in slightly discoloured dustjacket. Staples rusting.

Price £20.00


36pp


List ref
WB1796

Tristan Tzara

Selected Poems


Published by Trigram 1975

Edition 1st, paperback issue

Condition Very good

Translated with introduction and bibliography by Lee Harwood. Translator’s signed (as ‘Travers’, his correct first name) dedication on first endpaper quoting the first lines of the poem ‘Approach’. Wrappers in rubbed & darkened duistjacket, internally fine.

Price £30.00


96pp


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WB1797

Tristan Tzara

Selected Poems


Published by Trigram 1975

Edition 1st, advance copy   Limitation 6

Condition Good

Translated with introduction and bibliography by Lee Harwood. An advance copy, one of six ‘perfect bound’ for publicity use. The binding is in fact far from perfect and leaves will come loose unless carefully handled. Bruising at head of spine, a few light stains to darkened dustjacket. Laid in is an approx 120-word tls on Trigram notepaper, the publisher Asa Benveniste explaining the binding to Harwood and lamenting the quality of printing; he ends, ‘No doubt of it, I’ll have to get back to printing myself soon. This can’t go on.’

Price £30.00


96pp


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WB1798

Tristan Tzara

Chanson Dada: Selected Poems


Published by Coach House & Underwhich 1987

Edition 1st such

Condition Fine

Translation by Lee Harwood; the poems from the 1975 Trigram edition reprinted with the addition of ‘Dada Song’, a new introduction by the translator and his essay ‘Dada / My Heart Belongs to Dada’. Plus bibliography. Cloth, dustjacket.

Price £40.00


144pp


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WB1799

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


24pp


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WB1800

Cesar Vallejo

The Black Heralds


Published by Allardyce Barnett 1995

Edition 1st

Condition Fine

Translated by Barry Fogden. Wrappers.

Price £10.50


108pp


List ref
WB1149

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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WB1249

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


List ref
WB1981

 

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