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Rosemary DOBSON

Australia 1920 – 2012

poet

Nan McDONALD

1921 – 1974

author

Ros ATKINS

Terang, Victoria, Australia born 1957

artist

Caren FLORANCE

Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia born 1967

printer

AMPERSAND DUCK

publisher

Poems to hold or let go. 2007-2008 Description: comprising 50 pp plus cover, title pages, dedication page, contents page, colophon and end papers with [41] poems and [2] wood-engravings. Bound in navy Wibalin and Buckram paper with hand-set letterpress printing and held in navy Wibalin and Buckram paper dustjacket with additional hand-set letterpress printing.
Place made: Acton, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Materials & Technique: books, wood-engravings, printed in black ink, each from one block; letterpress text, printed relief in black ink, from multiple photopolymer plates Support: thin smooth off-white laid Magnani Vergata 125 gsm paper; thin smooth blue laid Magnani Vergata 125 gsm paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark.
Edition State: published state
Impression: 21/200
Edition: edition of 200

Edition Notes: Design, printing and binding by Caren Florance. The text is Garamond and printed relief using photopolymer plates onto 125gsm Magnani Vergata paper. Hand-bound using handset letterpress-printed Wibalin and buckram. This volume was printed during a 2007 residency in the PM&D Book Studio, ANU School of Art, Canberra, and was supported by a grant from the ACT Government. Compiled in Canberra in 2008.
Primary Insc: signed page colophon lower centre in black fibre-tipped pen, 'Rosalind Atkins / Rosemary Dobson / C Florance'. not dated. not titled. inscribed with edition information on colophon lower centre in black ink, '21'.
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions.
Tertiary Insc: no inscriptions.
Dimensions: book (closed) 24.2 h x 16.9 w x 1.2 d cm
Acknowledgement: Gift of Meredith Hinchliffe 2016. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.
Accession No: NGA 2016.204
Provenance:
  • Gift to the National Gallery of Australia, from Meredith Hinchliffe, Canberra, 2016.