Deakin: Brindabella Press, 1984. First Edition. Custom. [Signed by the Artist]. 52pp comprising:
 blanks,  half title,  frontis ('The Green Singer'),  title page,  copyright page,  list of poems,  acknowledgements,  Foreword,  poems and illustrations,  blank,  colophon,  blanks, altogether 13 wood engravings (including frontis).
Custom leather binding in custom-made slipcase. Limited edition, signed by the artist at the colophon. Fine. Item #819
No.26 of 230 copies originally bound in quarter leather with buckram sides this copy has been beautifully bound in leather with a design that evokes the natural world. Alec Bolton wrote of this collaboration: "This was an exceptionally happy project...I advertised in Art and Australia along the lines of 'Wanted. A Wood Engraver'. The response was silence, until about a year later when Barbara Hanrahan wrote from London...It was the beginning of an important collaboration which I treasured." (Michael Richards, A Licence to Print: Alec Bolton and the Brindabella Press, p.27). The colophon lists this as the eleventh title to be published by Brindabella Press.
John Shaw Neilson (1872-1942) was a lyric poet who lived a poverty stricken life as a labourer, yet left behind a "legacy of endless wealth" (James Devaney, quoted in Australian Dictionary of Biography online). Barbara Hanrahan (1939-1991) was an artist and writer who produced fifteen books, more than 400 prints and whose work is held by most major Australian galleries. (Australian Dictionary of Biography online).