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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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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


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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


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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


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WB887

John Wieners

Pressed Wafer


Published by The Gallery Upstairs Buffalo 1967

Edition 1st   Limitation 5/100 signed (ex 1000)

Condition Near fine

This edition bound in paper-covered boards. Boards discoloured at edges & particularly at spine -- original spine label darkened & chipped, label on upper board still bright. Internally fine.

Price £46.00


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WB958

John Wieners

Ace of Pentacles


Published by Carr & Wilson 1964

Edition 1st, paperback issue

Condition Near fine

Wrappers slightly darkened & slightly grubby, edges also slightly darkened but internally fine & a generally sound copy.

Price £25.00


72pp


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WB1075

John Wieners

Asylum Poems


Published by Press of the Black Flag Raised #1 1969

Edition Pirate

Condition Near fine

Preceded by the Angel Hair edition of the same year. Poems printed as separate broadsides on variously coloured card or paper. Mostly 9.5 x 12 inches but two are foolscap folded to fit -- originally in a titled envelope but this is missing. Some discolouration at foot of title page, otherwise fine condition.

Price £35.00


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WB1875

John Hartley Williams

Outpost Theater


Published by Banholt 2009

Edition 1st   Limitation 99

Condition Fine

Printed letterpress by Hans van Eijk. Wrappers in dustjacket. Pencil note on half-title ‘Corrected by author’ refers to an entirely rewritten line on p.23, entered in ink.

Price £20.00


28pp


List ref
WB2166

 

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