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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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Mark Akenside

The Pleasures of Imagination

A Poem. In Three Books.


Published by R.Dodsley London 1744

Edition ?Second

Format  Quarto   Condition Very good

No footnote on p.[9], p.20 correctly numbered: Foxon A140 calls this ‘another [i.e. 2nd] edition’, Williams regards it as the 3rd issue of the 1st. Half-title. Title page in red & black with vignette. Advert for Dodsley’s Fifty Old Plays on final leaf. Contemporary calf rebacked. Marbled endpapers. Upper endpaper-p.10 loose. Bookplates.

Price £55.00


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WB1275

Mark Akenside

The Pleasures of Imagination, and other Poems


Published by J.Dodsley London 1788

Edition Reprint

Format  Octavo   Condition Very good

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

Price £35.00


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WB1276

Anne-Marie Albiach

A Geometry


Published by Burning Deck 1998

Edition 1st

Condition Near fine

= Serie d’Ecriture Supplement 3. Translation by Keith & Rosmarie Waldrop. Small spot on slightly darkened wrappers otherwise fine.

Price £10.00


28pp


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WB2099

Tim Allen

Sea ExChange

a thousand lines on tambourine


Published by Itinerant 2007

Edition 1st   Limitation 25 signed

Condition Fine

Wrappers faintly rubbed.

Price £15.00


50pp


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WB995

D.M. Allen (editor)

12 Poets & 1 Painter


Published by Four Seasons 1964

Edition 1st

Condition Very good

Writing 3. Wrappers. Clean copy but somewhat buckled by damp. Contributors include LeRoi Jones, Robert Creeley, Robert Duncan, Jess, Gary Snyder, Lew Welch & Charles Olson.

Price £12.50


32pp


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WB1481

Bruce Andrews (editor)

L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E Supplement 3: The Politics of Poetry

with Charles Bernstein (editor)

Published by L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E 1981

Edition 1st

Condition Very good

Essays by Bernstein & Ron Silliman and Andrews/Bernstein interview. Self-wrappers slightly darkened at edges, internally fine.

Price £20.00


32pp


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WB2048

Bruce Andrews (editor)

L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E Volume Four

with Charles Bernstein (editor)

Published by Open Letter 1982

Edition 1st

Condition Near fine

= Open Letter 5.1. Wrappers slightly chipped, some spotting top edge, internally fine. Contributors include Kathy Acker, Steve Benson, Augusto de Campos, Larry Eigner, Robert Grenier, Bernard Hiesdsieck, Jackson Mac Low, Bob Perelman, Kit Robinson, James Sherry, Ron Silliman, Alan Sondheim & Barrett Watten.

Price £25.00


165pp


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WB2049

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

 

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