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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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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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Edmund Waller

The Works in Verse and Prose

Published by Mr Fenton

Published by J.Tonson London 1730

Edition 1st such

Format  Duodecimo   Condition Good

Portrait frontispiece (unsigned, by Vertue) + three other engravings including folding plate showing coins. Near-contemporary half calf, joints cracked but holding. Marbled edges.

Price £80.00

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Catherine Walsh

Idir Eatortha and Making Tents

Published by Invisible Books 1996

Edition 1st

Condition Near fine

Illustrated by Didi Baldwin. Perfect-bound A4 in wrappers. Corners slightly bruised otherwise fine.

Price £10.00


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Catherine Walsh

Making Tents

Published by hardPressed 1987

Edition 1st   Limitation 120

Condition Near fine

Wrappers. Copyright statement added by (author’s?) hand. Some bruising otherwise fine.

Price £10.00


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Geoffrey Ward

Standing Waves

Published by Green Horse 1976

Edition 1st

Condition Near fine

Green Horse Booklet 14. His first collection. Unpaginated. Wave-shaped cutout glued to upper wrapper presumably as issued. A rather poor production.

Price £20.00

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