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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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Philip Whalen

Heavy Breathing: Poems 1967-1980


Published by Four Seasons 1983

Edition 1st

Condition Near fine

Wrappers, spine discoloured.

Price £12.00


207pp


List ref
WB1416

Nigel Wheale

Upland Houses


Published by Privately n.d.

Edition 1st

Condition Very good

Privately circulated photocopied pamphlet. A5 side-stapled in wrapper. Author’s approx. 50-word als to ‘Peter’ [Riley] on upper cover. Photocopy quality poor & faint. Vertical fold throughout.

Price £15.00


4pp


List ref
WB2158

Nigel Wheale

Pleiadica


Published by Privately [1983]

Edition 1st

Condition Very good

Privately circulated photocopied pamphlet, A5 side-stapled in wrapper. Author’s inscription on upper cover ‘Dear Peter, a book of parts, incomplete, Ever / Nigel’ with Peter Riley’s pencil note ‘Received September 1983’. Inserted slip in Riley’s hand states that the pencil notes added to the text are the author’s. A rough & ready production but still in very good condition.

Price £15.00


8pp


List ref
WB2164

Paul Whitehead

Manners: A Satire


Published by R.Dodsley London 1739

Edition 1st edition 1st issue

Format  Folio   Condition Very good

The correct first edition with two ornaments on p.[3]. Disbound. Lacks half-title but a very good clean copy.

Price £100.00


17pp


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WB1965

William Whitehead

Ann Boleyn to Henry the Eighth.

An Epistle


Published by R.Dodsley London 1743

Edition 1st

Format  Folio   Condition Very good

Disbound. Foot of title page cropped removing half of ‘[Price One Shilling]’ otherwise a very good clean copy.

Price £90.00


16pp


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WB1966

William Whitehead

The Danger of Writing Verse: An Epistle


Published by R.Dodsley London 1741

Edition 1st

Format  Folio   Condition Very good

His first publication. Disbound. Slight stain on title page, final leaf somewhat rubbed, otherwise a very good copy.

Price £150.00


16pp


List ref
WB1967

Paul Whitehead (anonymously)

The State Dunces

Inscrib’d to Mr. Pope


Published by J.Dickenson London 1733

Edition 1st?

Format  Folio   Condition Very good

Page 18 blank, F1 signed. Foxon’s identification of this as the second of the five 1733 editions has been convincingly challenged by William B. Todd: it is probably the first. Disbound. Small scuffed hole, without loss, on final leaf. Later editions contain a second part which is generally ascribed to a different hand.

Price £150.00


17pp


List ref
WB1964

[William Whitehead]

Variety

A Tale, for Married People


Published by J.Dodsley London 1776

Edition 1st

Format  Quarto   Condition Good

Disbound. No half-title. Last page soiled.

Price £40.00


List ref
WB887

 

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