First Edition - First Impression. Very Good + / Very Good +.
Original publisher's maroon cloth, spine lettered in gilt. A Very Good + copy, a little light tanning to page edges, pencil price erasure to. Half-title page, otherwise internally nice and clean, binding tight and square, no ownership inscriptions.In Very Good + dust-wrapper, not price-clipped, that has a little light shelf wear to spine ends and corners, small bump to front panel near spine, a couple of light surface scratches, flap edges slightly tanned, spine a little colour faded. Now in removable, clear, protective cover. SIGNED with inscription by Norman Ackroyd on the half-title page.
Rare First Edition, First Printing - Signed by the acclaimed artist Norman Ackroyd. Moored Man is a shape-changer, passionate and dangerous. In this powerful cycle, we see him moulding dykes, sorting gravel, infilling creeks, tricking the unwary, drowning the innocent, howling and dancing, and all the while worrying away at his own contradictory identity and relationship to human beings. This is Kevin Crossley-Holland's first new collection since "The Language of Yes" (Enitharmon Press, 1996), and it is a vivid and penetrating enquiry into the dramatic north Norfolk landscape where he now lives. Norman Ackroyd's evocative etchings and watercolours provide a haunting accompaniment to the poems in this sumptuous edition.Kevin Crossley-Holland published his Poems from East Anglia in 1997 and Selected Poems in 2001. Librettist and translator of Anglo-Saxon, he is also an acclaimed author for children - his Arthur trilogy is translated into 22 languages while his medieval pilgrimage novel, Gatty's Tale, is published this year by Orion.
With Lawrence Sail, he has edited Light Unlocked: Christmas Card Poems and The New Exeter Book of Riddles, both of them published by Enitharmon. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and an Honorary Fellow of St Edmund Hall, Oxford. Norman Ackroyd studied at Leeds College of Art and subsequently at the Royal College of Art, London. He has had many solo exhibitions, both in Britain and internationally. His public mural commissions, produced in etched stainless steel or bronze, include Lloyds Bank, London; British Airways, Birmingham Airport; Freshfields, London; Tetra Pak, Stockley Park, Heathrow; and a bronze mural for the Main Hall of the British Embassy, Moscow.
He was elected a Royal Academician in 1991 and was made Senior Fellow, Royal College of Art in 2000. Thanks for looking and feel free to contact me if you have any questions.