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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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George Wither

Miscellaneous Works

Fourth Collection


Published by Franklin New York 1967

Edition Reprint

Condition Near fine

Reprints the Spenser Society facsimile of 1875. Gilt-lettered buckram. Includes Prosopopoeia Britannica, Salt upon Salt, The Prisoners Plea, A Memorandum to London, Vaticinia Poetica and Three Private Meditations.

Price £40.00


List ref
WB881

George Woodcock

The White Island


Published by Fortune Press [1940]

Edition 1st

Condition Very good

Author’s signed inscription to the poet D.S.Savage on fly, September 1940. Preliminaries discoloured, some occasional spots of foxing, cloth in heavily darkened dustjacket.

Price £26.00


40pp


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WB1185

George Woodcock

Imagine the South


Published by Untide Press 1947

Edition 1st

Condition Very good

Decorations by Wilfred Lang. Author’s signed inscription on title page, February 1948. Staples rusting. Wrappers darkened and with stain at tail of spine.

Price £26.00


40pp


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WB1186

William Wordsworth

The Poems

Ed. Nowell Charles Smith

Published by Methuen London 1908

Edition 1st

Format  Octavo   Condition Very good

Complete in 3 volumes. Frontispieces. Original cloth slightly soiled, edges spotted.

Price £65.00


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WB436

Sir Henry Wotton

Poems

Ed. The Rev. Alexander Dyce

Published by Percy Society London 1843

Edition 1st thus

Format  Octavo   Condition Very good

Dedicated on half-title: ‘To Frederick Sharpe with the sincere regards of Alex.r Dyce.’ With later dedication from Laetitia Sharpe, 1918. Some foxing, top edge dusty. Marbled boards repaired with cloth tape at spine.

Price £20.00


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WB883

William Woty

The Poetical Works


Published by W.Flexney London 1770

Edition 1st

Format  Octavo   Condition Very good

Complete in 2 volumes. Subscribers list includes Boswell, Cowper, Darwin & Johnson. No half-titles. Preliminaries tanned at edges. Contemporary Russia with gilt, recently rebacked.

Price £225.00


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WB437

William Woty

Poems on Several Occasions


Published by Printed for the Author by J.Drewry Derby 1770

Edition 1st

Format  Octavo   Condition Good

[xv],, xvii, 174. No half-title. Subscribers’ list preceded by extra leaf listing names added ‘since the Work was printed off.’ Some occasional heavy foxing but text in generally very good condition. Trimmed edges with binder’s speckling. Bound in probably 19th century buckram somewhat rubbed with a few stains & discolouring to spine area, gilt-lettered label still bright. A sound copy with the engraved bookplate of William Inge of Thorpe, Staffordshire.

Price £150.00


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WB1963

Thomas Wright

The Life of William Blake


Published by Paul P. B. Minet Chicheley 1972

Edition Facsimile reprint

Format  Octavo   Condition Fine

Two volumes in one, 168 + 192pp. Large octavo. 135 b/w illustrations, maps, plans, etc. A few slight spots to edges otherwise a virtually mint copy in red morocco, gilt-lettered spine.

Price £20.00


List ref
WB1886

 

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