Item #18718 Sudden Immobility, Selected Poems. Molly Barbarian Press. Holden.
Sudden Immobility, Selected Poems.
Sudden Immobility, Selected Poems.
Sudden Immobility, Selected Poems.
Sudden Immobility, Selected Poems.
Sudden Immobility, Selected Poems.
Sudden Immobility, Selected Poems.

Sudden Immobility, Selected Poems. Wood Engravings by Andy English.

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a Horse, The Bright Cloud, To Make Me Grieve, Air and Chill Earth, and The Country Over-- 201 poems, olus 8 previously unpublished.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.).

Price: $1,450.00

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