Sydney: Angus and Robertson, 1956. First Edition. Hardcover : pp. , 50,  : title page SIGNED by author : green cloth spine, gilt lettering : olive paper covered boards : bookseller stamp to tail of ffep, also previous owner name and year (1956) in pen : three poem titles have been checked in red pen.
Edges and endpapers age-toned : light wear to boards : small stain mark near foot to first few pages : no dust jacket. Good. Item #1928
Rosemary Dobson AO (1920 - 2012) was an award-winning Australian poet and figure in the publishing industry. The granddaughter of English essayist Austin Dobson she showed an early talent for poetry and design. Her interest in fine printing and book arts spanned a lifetime and was shared by her husband Alec Bolton who founded Brindabella Press when they moved to Canberra in the early 1970s. Over the frontier is her eleventh book and tenth collection of poetry. Child With a Cockatoo was her third collection of poems.