CAUSLEY, Charles (poet). Figgie Hobbin. Poems for Children.

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CAUSLEY, Charles (poet). Figgie Hobbin. Poems for Children. London; Macmillan. 1970.

8vo. Publisher's greyish-brown linson boards lettered in gilt to spine, in pictorial dustwrapper; pp. [iv], 5-96; with illustrations throughout in black and white by Pat Marriott; a very fresh, uninscribed copy protected by an attractive, unclipped dustwrapper (£1.05) with toning to lower panel and bruising to spine head with two associated short, closed tears (14mm).
First edition. A figgie hobbin is a Cornish plum duff pastry, sometimes sweet, sometimes savoury, which provides an apt title for Causley's collection of verse for the young, which is often Cornish-flavoured. Pat Marriott is probably best-known as the illustrator of Joan Aiken's The Wolves of Willoughby Chase (1962).

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