Some Poems of Shaw Neilson; With thirteen wood engravings by Barabara Hanrahan. Barbara HANRAHAN, Shaw NEILSON, wood engravings, poet.
Some Poems of Shaw Neilson; With thirteen wood engravings by Barabara Hanrahan
Some Poems of Shaw Neilson; With thirteen wood engravings by Barabara Hanrahan
Some Poems of Shaw Neilson; With thirteen wood engravings by Barabara Hanrahan
Some Poems of Shaw Neilson; With thirteen wood engravings by Barabara Hanrahan
Some Poems of Shaw Neilson; With thirteen wood engravings by Barabara Hanrahan

Some Poems of Shaw Neilson; With thirteen wood engravings by Barabara Hanrahan

Deakin: Brindabella Press, 1984. First Edition. Custom. [Signed by the Artist]. 52pp comprising:

[4] blanks, [1] half title, [1] frontis ('The Green Singer'), [1] title page, [1] copyright page, [1] list of poems, [1] acknowledgements, [1] Foreword, [34] poems and illustrations, [1] blank, [1] colophon, [5] 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).

Price: $500.00

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