Mission, B. C., 2021. 7 1/2 x 10 1/2. xvii, 271, cclxxv-cclxxxi, (2) pages with 24 wood engravings printed from the blocks. Green morocco & decorated boards. A extra suite of the 10 larger engravings from the book is enclosed in a green cloth & boards portfolio. Both volumes are wrapped in a cloth folder and slipcased. Fine. Item #18718
Ten major sections open with half-page engravings and a title printed in black, green, blue, or red, closing with a vignette tailpiece reminiscent of Bewick. The whole is beautifully printed by the Elsteds.
Sudden Immobility reprints almost all the poems published in Molly Holden's lifetime-- A Hill Like a Horse, The Bright Cloud, To Make Me Grieve, Air and Chill Earth, and The Country Over-- 201 poems, olus 8 previously unpublished. "She writes of country landscapes and of village life and history with the understanding of the heart."--Crispin Elsted. Andy English writes a Note about his personal connection to the poems.
One of 72 deluxe copies. (There were also 43 regular copies bound in cloth & boards, without the portfolio of engravings.).