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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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Yvor Winters

The Giant Weapon


Published by New Directions (Poet of the Year) 1943

Edition 1st

Condition Very good

Rusty staples. Wrappers in rubbed dustjacket. Inscribed by Kenneth Rexroth to the poet D.S.Savage & his wife, ‘For the Savages from the Rexroths’.

Price £10.50


36pp


List ref
WB1187

[Thomas J. Wise, editor]

Note-Book of The Shelley Society

Part I Being the First Part of Volume I


Published by Reeves & Turner London 1888

Edition 1st

Format  Octavo   Condition Very good

Cover states ‘edited by the Honorary Secretaries’ but Wise was the only Honorary Secretary at the time. Untrimmed edges slightly dusty, internally fine and bright. Wrappers slightly rubbed, a few small stains on upper panel, spine darkened -- but remarkably sound for such a frail production

Price £75.00


213pp


List ref
WB1933

George Wither

Wither’s Motto

Nec Habeo, Nec Careo, Nec Curo


Published by T.Beilby & T.Knott Birmingham 1814

Edition Reprint

Format  Octavo   Condition Very good

Reprints the 1621 edition. In plain modern boards.

Price £45.00


List ref
WB878

George Wither

The Hymnes and Songs of the Church


Published by Franklin New York 1967

Edition Reprint

Condition Near fine

Reprints the Spenser Society facsimile 1881 of 1623 edition. Faint marks to edges. Buckram, spine lettered gilt.

Price £40.00


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WB879

George Wither

Miscellaneous Works

Second Collection


Published by Franklin New York 1967

Edition Reprint

Condition Near fine

Reprints the Spenser Society facsimile of 1872. Library stamp to top & bottom edge and title page. Gilt-lettered buckram. Includes Vox Pacifica, Carmen Eucharisticon, A Sudden Flash, A Triple Paradox and A Proclamation in the Name of the King of Kings.

Price £35.00


List ref
WB880

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


List ref
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


List ref
WB1186

 

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