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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 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


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WB1886

Andrew Wright

Blake’s Job

A Commentary


Published by Clarendon 1972

Edition 1st

Condition Near fine

With facsimile plates. Cloth in worn dustjacket.

Price £12.50


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WB831

John Yau

The Fallacies of Enoch


Published by Novak Graphics 1984

Edition 1st

Condition Near fine

With 6 colour plates by Malcolm Morley. Signed & inscribed by Yau. Wrappers.

Price £10.00


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WB631

W.B. Yeats

Ideas of Good and Evil


Published by Bullen 1914

Edition Reprint

Condition Reading copy

Original quarter cloth, spine label defective.

Price £10.00


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WB962

 

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