Holland, John Douglas.

John Holland - Song of a boy

Published: London, Privately Printed, 1939.

Date: 1939

A Good Copy in original gilt blocked publishers cloth.Facsimile [crayon] signature to prelim's. Deckle edge hand made paper Large 8vo177pps. A memorial tribute to John Holland, who died in 1936 at the age of 19 after a short illness, three years before the book was published. It comprises a collection of his poetry and 19 finely printed and tissue guarded colour plates of his paintings and drawings. "John Douglas Holland was born at Basing House, Southsea, on August 30th, 1917, and was the only son of Rear-Admiral L.E. Holland. He entered Winchester College when only thirteen and on leaving Winchester went to the Architectural Association for one term and then decided to go to Oxford and was to have entered Magdalen College in October 1936, but while on a sketching tour in Yugoslavia he caught infantile paralysis and died at Split, Dalmatia, on July 30th, after six days' illness. ¦These poems and rhymes were written from the age of fourteen. They are not arranged in any particular order of writing as, though some were written out carefully, others were found scribbled here and there in his books and on odd pieces of paper. His paintings, some of which are also reproduced here, were, like his poems, quick and unlaboured done at any moment he might feel in the mood"

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