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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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Guillaume Apollinaire

Zone


Published by Dolmen & Calder 

Edition 1st

Condition Near fine

Parallel text with English translation by Samuel Beckett. Parchment-backed boards in darkened dustjacket curled & slightly chipped top edge.

Price £26.00


23pp


List ref
WB1093

John Arbuthnot

The History of John Bull


Published by Clarendon Oxford 1976

Edition 1st thus

Condition Fine

ciii + 332pp. Top edge slightly darkened otherwise a fine copy, original blue cloth in price-clipped dustjacket.

Price £60.00


List ref
WB1882

John Ash

The Bed & Other Poems


Published by Oasis 1981

Edition 1st

Condition Fine

Introduction by Lee Harwood. Wrappers.

Price £10.00


68pp


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WB1842

John Ashbery

Some Trees


Published by Yale UP 1956

Edition 1st

Condition Fine

Yale Series of Younger Poets. Foreword by W.H.Auden. 817 copies were printed. Cloth, fine in slightly rubbed dustjacket with a few slight marks upper panel. Laid in is a 2pp carbon copy typescript of Ashbery’s ‘Poemes Francaises’, titled in his hand, both sheets signed by him but signature on first sheet blotted out. He has added ‘Tel Quel 27’ (where the poems first appeared) in pencil.

Price £450.00


87pp


List ref
WB1665

John Ashbery

Selected Poems


Published by Jonathan Cape 1967

Edition 1st

Condition Fine

Published in UK only. Top edge slightly soiled otherwise fine, boards in dustjacket.

Price £50.00


62pp


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WB1666

John Ashbery

A Nest of Ninnies: A Novel

with James Schuyler

Published by Dutton 1969

Edition 1st

Condition Fine

John Ashbery’s inscription on fly ‘for Lee [Harwood] with love / John / New York / May 5, 1970’ quoting brief excerpts from pages 138 and 180. Top edge spotted otherwise fine, quarter-cloth in dustjacket.

Price £350.00


191pp


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WB1667

John Ashbery

The Double Dream of Spring


Published by Dutton 1970

Edition 1st

Condition Fine

Pre-publication copy with author’s inscription on fly ‘for Lee [Harwood] with my love John 7 January 1970’. Publisher’s printed slip laid in, ‘with the compliments of’, with the handwritten addition ‘the author. To be published Feb. 7’. Top edge slightly spotted otherwise a fine copy, quarter-cloth in dustjacket slightly chipped at edges and discoloured at spine as usual.

Price £650.00


95pp


List ref
WB1668

John Ashbery

Three Plays


Published by Z Press 1978

Edition 1st, paperback issue

Condition Fine

Simultaneous paperback edition. Cover by Joe Brainard.

Price £20.00


160pp


List ref
WB1670

 

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