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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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Anne Bronte

Self-Communion: A Poem

Ed. Thomas J. Wise

Published by Privately (The Ashley Library) London 1900

Edition 1st   Limitation 30

Format  Octavo   Condition Good

Frontispiece facsimile first page of manuscript; a second facsimile faces page 14. 2-page preface by Wise. Original cream boards soiled and gilt-lettered spine heavily darkened. Ex Cheltenham Reference Library with partly & carelessly removed label on front pastedown; the library’s mostly faint small circular blue stamp appears on many pages including top corner of frontispiece, foot of title page, preceding poem p.11 and the section title to the additional Lines. Neat ink note ‘April 17th 1848 A.B.’ added at end of title poem & Lines. Despite these faults the untrimmed pages remain remarkably clean.

Price £220.00


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William  Browne

The Whole Works

Ed. W. Carew Hazlitt

Published by Roxburghe Library 1868 & 1869

Edition 1st thus

Format  Quarto   Condition Very good

Two volumes, xxxix + 201, vi + 378pp. Some foxing otherwise very good copies in original gilt-lettered quarter roan slightly scuffed at extremities. Small bookplate on both pastedowns.

Price £75.00

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William  Browne

The Whole Works

Ed. W. Carew Hazlitt

Published by Olms 1970

Edition Facsimile reprint

Condition Fine

Cloth. One-volume facsimile of the two-volume edition of 1868-69.

Price £16.00

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Sir Thomas Browne

Religio Medici

And Digby’s Observations

Published by Clarendon 1909

Edition 1st thus

Format  Octavo   Condition Very good

Mock vellum binding soiled & darkened, uncut edges dusty, internally fine.

Price £12.00

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[Joseph Browne]

The Circus: or, British Olympicks

A Satyr on the Ring in Hide-Park

Published by [H.Hills] London 1709

Edition piracy

Format  Octavo   Condition Very good

Disbound. Adverts on p.16. Closely trimmed top edge without loss. Pages slightly darkened.

Price £26.00

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[Joseph Browne]

St. James’s Park: A Satyr

Published by H.Hills London 1709

Edition 2nd piracy

Format  Octavo   Condition Very good

Top edge closely trimmed without loss. In recent marbled boards.

Price £30.00

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George Buchanan

Jephthah and the Baptist

translatit frae Latin in Scots

Published by Oliver & Boyd 1959

Edition 1st

Condition Near fine

Translation by Robert Garioch, as Robert Garioch Sutherland. Blue cloth, lacks dustjacket. With Gael Turnbull’s ownership signature.

Price £20.00

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Paul Buck

Naming Names

Published by Spectacular Diseases 1988

Edition 1st   Limitation 350

Condition Fine


Price £15.00


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