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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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John Webster

The Dramatic Works

Ed. William Hazlitt

Published by Reeves & Turner (Library of Old Authors) London 1897

Edition Reprint

Format  Octavo   Condition Very good

Complete in 4 volumes. Uncut. Original buckram with gilt. Page edges darkened.

Price £80.00


List ref
WB435

John Welch

Wanting To Be Here


Published by X Press 1976

Edition 1st

Format  Quarto   Condition Very good

Unpaginated mimeo. Side-stapled card covers reproducing etchings by Lynda Ayres, slightly darkened and with crease top corner.

Price £16.00


List ref
WB1994

John Welch

Six of Five


Published by Many Press [1975]

Edition 1st

Condition Near fine

Illustrated by Amanda Welch. The first publication of Many Press. Trimmed A5 mimeo centre-stapled in wrappers. Wrappers somewhat rubbed, internally fine. Peter Riley’s neat stamp on title page.

Price £10.00


40pp


List ref
WB2159

John Welch

A Place Like Here


Published by Katabasis 1968

Edition 1st   Limitation 100

Condition Very good

His first book. This copy unnumbered with ink query ‘hors serie?’ on colophon. Centre-stapled in wrappers.

Price £12.00


12pp


List ref
WB2160

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


List ref
WB1965

 

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