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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

L’homme approximatif


Published by Gallimard 1968

Edition 1st thus

Condition Near fine

Preface d’Hubert Juin. Wrappers slightly darkened, internally fine.

Price £12.00


160pp


List ref
WB1868

Tristan Tzara

Selected Poems


Published by Trigram 1975

Edition 1st, paperback issue

Condition Near fine

Translation by Lee Harwood. Dustjacket faintly darkened, internally fine.

Price £15.00


96pp


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WB1869

Tristan Tzara

Le Surrealisme et L’Apres-Guerre


Published by Les Editions Nagel Paris 1948

Edition 1st

Format  Octavo   Condition Good

Pages darkened. Rebound in cloth faded at spine. Original wrapper laid in. Ownership signature on fly.

Price £28.00


88pp


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WB1794

Tristan Tzara

Lampisteries precedees des Sept Manifestes Dada


Published by Jean-Jacques Oauvert Paris 1963

Edition 1st such, trade issue

Condition Near fine

Drawings by Francis Picabia. The first publication of Lampisteries. Wrappers slightly chipped at extremities.

Price £30.00


156pp


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WB1795

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


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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


List ref
WB1799

 

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