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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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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


List ref
WB1273

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


85pp


List ref
WB2115

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


28pp


List ref
WB2110

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


List ref
WB2005

Geoff Ward

Double Exposure


Published by N.p. Cambridge 1977

Edition 1st

Condition Very good

Foolscap mimeo printed on rectos only. Paper covers & edges darkened. Signed & dedicated to Ian Robinson.

Price £10.00


36pp


List ref
WB661

Lewis Warsh

Touch of the Whip


Published by Singing Horse 2001

Edition 1st

Condition Fine

Wrappers.

Price £10.00


105pp


List ref
WB1870

Lewis Warsh

The Origin of the World


Published by Creative Arts Book Co 2001

Edition 1st

Condition Near fine

Wrappers slightly curled, small mark on title page, otherwise fine.

Price £8.00


92pp


List ref
WB1871

Thomas Warton

The History of English Poetry

from the Eleventh to the Seventeenth Century


Published by Ward, Lock, & Co. London n.d.

Edition Reprint

Format  Octavo   Condition Good

A full reprint, text and notes, of the London edition, 1778 & 1781. 24pp adverts. Some foxing to pastedowns and preliminaries but generally a clean sound copy in original two-tone cloth rubbed at extremities & dulled at gilt-lettered spine.

Price £20.00


1032pp


List ref
WB1962

 

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