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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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Paul Buck

Violations


Published by Pressed Curtains 1979

Edition 1st

Condition Near fine

Title page torn vertically in two as issued. Original seals at fore-edge still present but opened. A4 mimeo side-stapled with staples concealed by wrappers. Some bruising, wrappers slightly darkened.

Price £18.00


66pp


List ref
WB2072

Basil Bunting

Loquitur


Published by Fulcrum 1965

Edition 1st   Limitation 200

Condition Near fine

Cloth issue with dustjacket designed by Richard Hamilton. Dustjacket slightly soiled.

Price £150.00


List ref
WB305

Basil Bunting

What the Chairman Told Tom


Published by Pym-Randall 1967

Edition 1st   Limitation 26 lettered & signed (ex 226)

Condition Near fine

Letter Y, additionally designated ‘Gael’s’ (i.e. Gael Turnbull). Pages faintly darkened, wrappers slightly discoloured at edges.

Price £200.00


List ref
WB307

Basil Bunting

The Spoils


Published by Morden Tower 1965

Edition 1st

Condition Fine

Inscribed on title page ‘for Michael Curtiss / BBunting / 1978’. Faintly darkened wrappers slightly chipped in spine area & at edges.

Price £120.00


List ref
WB928

Basil Bunting

Loquitur


Published by Fulcrum 1965

Edition 1st, ordinary edition   Limitation 774 (ex 1000)

Condition Fine

Light grey cardboard boards in transparent polythene dustjacket as issued; design by Richard Hamilton using author’s holograph. Inscribed on title page ‘BBunting / 1978 / for Michael Curtiss’.

Price £475.00


List ref
WB930

Basil Bunting

What the Chairman Told Tom


Published by Pym-Randall 1967

Edition 1st   Limitation 175/200 (ex 226) signed

Condition Fine

8pp sewn into light grey heavy paper wrappers. Owner’s name, place & date inside upper wrapper.

Price £135.00


List ref
WB932

Basil Bunting

Version of Horace


Published by In officina Guido Londinensis Holborn 1972

Edition 1st   Limitation 11/300

Condition Fine

Folding broadside, letterpress, in original envelope (slightly rubbed). Inscription ‘for Michael Curtiss / BBunting / 1978’ precedes poem.

Price £160.00


List ref
WB933

Basil Bunting

King Ida’s Watch Chain:

A moving anthology Link One

Ed. Tom Pickard

Published by Tom Pickard [1965]

Edition 1st

Condition Very good

As issued, unbound sheets of various colours and sizes laid into publisher’s envelope. Contents include 12 poems by Bunting and reprinted articles on his work by Louis Zukofsky, Gael Turnbull & Hugh Kenner. The poem by Pickard listed in contents is missing. Unlisted contents present as usual: facsimile MS of ‘A thrush in the syringa sings’, the Gubi cartoon portrait & photos. Contents, many on foolscap, folded to fit envelope which is worn at edges but has label as called for, rubber-stamped KIWC 1 BASIL BUNTING BUMPER NUMBER.

Price £80.00


List ref
WB1522

 

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