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CROSSLEY-HOLLAND, Kevin, 1941- : CONFESSIONAL.

CROSSLEY-HOLLAND, Kevin, 1941- : CONFESSIONAL.

[Frensham] : Martin Booth / Sceptre Press, (1969). First edition : one of seventy-four numbered copies (of 100). A poem.
Post 8vo (21cm). Single off-white sheet, printed in black, folding to form two leaves; very good.

£20

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CROSSLEY-HOLLAND, Kevin, 1941- : WE ARE THE CHILD DERVISHES OF THE CHILTERNS ...

CROSSLEY-HOLLAND, Kevin, 1941- : WE ARE THE CHILD DERVISHES OF THE CHILTERNS ...

Kettering : Nina Steane, [ca.1971]. First edition. A poem in broadside form – illustrated by Harry Housman. Number 14 in the Steane "All In" series of poetry posters.
Single sheet, printed in gold and black. 48 x 37cm. Minor wear, some creasing, and a couple of slight nicks to edges, but a very good copy of a particularly fragile item. From the collection of the poet Martin Booth, with his book-label on verso. No copy located in any major UK library.

£40

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CROSSLEY-HOLLAND, Kevin, 1941- : THE RAIN-GIVER.

CROSSLEY-HOLLAND, Kevin, 1941- : THE RAIN-GIVER.

London : Andrι Deutsch, (1972). First edition. Signed by Kevin Crossley-Holland on front free endpaper. His first full-length collection of poems.
Demy 8vo (23cm). 62,[ii]pp. Original blue boards, lettered in silver; very good in the blue, black and white Lloyd Martin dust-jacket – just a little tanned at edges.

£20

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CROSSLEY-HOLLAND, Kevin, 1941- : THE WAKE.

CROSSLEY-HOLLAND, Kevin, 1941- : THE WAKE.

[Richmond] : Keepsake Press, 1972. First edition : limited to 180 copies. A poem, with a wood-engraving in two colours by Angela Lemaire. Keepsake Poem No. 2.
Crown 4to (24cm). [4]pp. Original orange wrappers, lettered and ornamented on upper wrapper in black; very good indeed in the original Keepsake envelope. Lewis (Keepsake Poems) 2.

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CROSSLEY-HOLLAND, Kevin, 1941- : PETAL & STONE.

CROSSLEY-HOLLAND, Kevin, 1941- : PETAL & STONE.

Knotting : Sceptre Press, (1975). First edition : one of fifty numbered copies (of 200) signed by Kevin Crossley-Holland . Seven poems.
Demy 8vo (22cm). [12]pp. Original stapled blue wrappers; very good.

£20

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CROSSLEY-HOLLAND, Kevin, 1941- : THE DREAM-HOUSE.

CROSSLEY-HOLLAND, Kevin, 1941- : THE DREAM-HOUSE.

London : Andrι Deutsch, (1976). First edition. A presentation copy, inscribed to George and Paddy [the Scottish poet and critic George Sutherland Fraser and his wife], signed and dated (1978) by Kevin Crossley-Holland. A collection of thirty-six poems, etc.
Demy 8vo (23cm). (64)pp. Original maroon boards, lettered on spine in silver; very good indeed in the dust-jacket – also very good indeed.

£20

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CROSSLEY-HOLLAND, Kevin, 1941- editor : FOLK-TALES OF THE BRITISH ISLES.

CROSSLEY-HOLLAND, Kevin, 1941- editor : FOLK-TALES OF THE BRITISH ISLES.

London : Faber & Faber, (1986). First trade edition. Signed by Kevin Crossley-Holland on the title-page. Originally published by the Folio Society in 1985.
Demy 8vo (23cm). (xiv),(394)pp. Wood-engravings by Hannah Firmin. Original blue boards, lettered in gilt; mild wrinkling to lower edges of text; a few edge-spots, but otherwise very good in dust-jacket.

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CROSSLEY-HOLLAND, Kevin, 1941- editor : THE OXFORD BOOK OF TRAVEL VERSE.

CROSSLEY-HOLLAND, Kevin, 1941- editor : THE OXFORD BOOK OF TRAVEL VERSE.

Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1986. First edition. Signed by Kevin Crossley-Holland on the title-page.
Demy 8vo (23cm). xxxiv,(424)pp. Original blue boards, ruled in blind and ruled, blocked and lettered in gilt; very good in the dust-jacket – also very good..

£25

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CROSSLEY-HOLLAND, Kevin, 1941- : THE PAINTING-ROOM AND OTHER POEMS.

CROSSLEY-HOLLAND, Kevin, 1941- : THE PAINTING-ROOM AND OTHER POEMS.

London : Hutchinson & Co., (1988). First edition. Inscribed, signed and dated (1990) by Kevin Crossley-Holland. A collection of twenty-eight poems.
Post 8vo (20cm). (62),[ii]pp. Original white wrappers, printed in blue and black; very good.

£20

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