London: The Folio Society, 2009. John Lawrence. First Thus Illustrated by John Lawrence. Cloth and boards. Quarto / 4to (9" x 6 1/2" x 1 1/4"), blue eighth cloth with gold lettering on spine over elaborately colored paper over boards depicting dragons, peacocks, castles, and other figures, illustrated by John Lawrence with color frontispiece, several in-text color images, and tailpieces; gray-blue map endpapers of "The Manor of Caldicot"& "The Middle March," xiii, [xiv] + 279 pages. Weight: 2 lbs. 4.4 oz. Very Fine / Very Fine. Item #6413
Kevin Crossley-Holland (born 1941) is an English translator, children's author and poet. His best known work is the Arthur trilogy (2000–2003), and The Seeing Stone, for which he won the major once-in-a-lifetime Guardian Children's Fiction Prize, and other recognition.
Crossley-Holland takes a new look at the King Arthur legends, showing a medieval boy's development from a page to a squire and finally to a knight. Meanwhile, the young man has the "Seeing Stone" through which observes the remarkably parallel early life of King Arthur, several hundred years before.
EXCEPTIONAL CONDITION in all respects. Appealing illustrations and map endpapers.