images by Alyson MacNeill
200 x 135mm (7.9 x 5.3in)
signed by author and artist
In this poem, written for one of his daughters, Kevin Crossley-Holland
uses the metaphor of the lighting of each of four candles in an
advent crown. Advent is a time of anticipation and of growing
illumination. Each December day in the poem has a four-line stanza
which tells of a newfound wonder in the child's world. As images
to go beside these verses, Alyson MacNeill's engravings are a
Bembo type, Monotype set. Title set in Union Pearl. Printed on
a Zerkall rough mould-made paper on a FAG Control 900 press.
16 engravings, printed as fold-outs to the text pages.
Boards covered in red paper printed in black with images by the
artist. Endpapers paste-coloured and dutch-gilt by Frances and
Nicolas McDowall, images by the artist. Slipcase covered in reddish
cloth. Buff coloured paper sides printed in black with images
taken from the text.