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This list represents our remaining stock of poetry books and ephemera of all periods but with emphasis on modernist poetry published by small presses.

 

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Claude Colleer Abbott

The Life and Letters of George Darley

Poet and Critic


Published by Clarendon Press Oxford 1967

Edition Reprint

Condition Near fine

Cloth in somewhat worn & scuffed price-clipped dustjacket.

Price £18.00


285pp


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WB1290

Peter Ackroyd

Ezra Pound and his World


Published by Thames & Hudson 1980

Edition 1st

Condition Very good

With 111 black-&-white illustrations. Somewhat musty copy, boards in dustjacket with chips & small tear..

Price £12.00


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WB451

Gilbert Adair

Signs of Life Book One


Published by Galloping Dog 1982

Edition 1st   Limitation 150

Condition Near fine

A4 mimeo printed rectos only, perfect-bound in wrappers. Cover & illustrations by Patricia Farrell. Some wear to wrappers otherwise fine.

Price £18.00


28pp


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WB1446

Conrad Aiken

Senlin: A Biography


Published by Hogarth 1925

Edition 1st

Condition Good

Uncut edges darkened. Boards rubbed & scuffed, spine fraying.

Price £10.00


36pp


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WB1156

Mark Akenside

The Pleasures of Imagination, and other Poems


Published by J.Dodsley London 1788

Edition Reprint

Condition Very good

Some occasional spotting but generally clean pages. Contemporary half calf somewhat worn & rubbed, titling & gilt decoration dulled, joints still sound.

Price £30.00


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WB1276

David Annwn

Bela Fawr’s Cabaret


Published by West House & Ahadada 2008

Edition 1st

Condition Mint

Paperback. ‘David Annwn’s work drills deep into strata of myth and history, exposing devices which resonate in new contexts. Faithful to the living moment, his poems dip, hover and dart through soundscapes rich with suggestion, rhythmically charged and etymologically playful. Formally adventurous and inviting disjunction, these texts retain a lyric coherence that powerfully renders layers of experience. The mode veers from jazzy to mystical, evoking in the reader both disturbance and content. Bela Fawr’s Cabaret has this recognisable stamp: music and legend ‘Knocked Abaht a Bit’, mischievous humour yielding subtle insight.’ Gavin Selerie

Price £14.00

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136pp


ISBN
1-904052-24-1


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WB1077

David Annwn

The Last Hunting of the Lizopard

with Alan Halsey

Published by West House 2007

Limitation 150 copies numbered & signed by author & artist

Condition Mint

8 b/w images (approx. 165 x 110 mm) by Halsey, text by Annwn. Typeset & handsewn at Five Seasons Press, digital reproduction by Reprodux, Hereford. ‘Does the diet of the lizopard consist only of books? I can comprehend vellum’s attraction, and good whetting it is for the teeth. The fibres of the pages would certainly give some filling but not nourishment enough. Perhaps it is the readers whose flesh is required. The body of the reader was always necessary for the books of the lizopard to live fully. We might sense the book’s brooding content on its shelf, shadowed in unrealised potential, but as soon as we open its hide we are devoured, and our very essence is life blood to the lizopard.’ Martin Corless-Smith

Price £14.00

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20pp


ISBN
978-1-904052-23-4


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WB974

David Annwn

Hear the Voice of the Bard!


Published by West House Books 1995

Edition 1st

Condition Mint

In this essay, originally delivered as a lecture to the Blake Society in 1994, David Annwn considers the origin of William Blake’s vision of the Bard, tracing it back through Thomas Gray to the great Welsh bardic poems of Aneurin and Taliesin. He goes on to follow its recent history, from W.B.Yeats to the modernist poetics of Robert Duncan. Typeset at Five Seasons Press.

Price £6.00

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32pp


ISBN
0952189119


List ref
WB60

 

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