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Rosemary DOBSON

Australia 1920 – 2012





Terang, Victoria, Australia born 1957



Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia born 1967




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
  • Gift to the National Gallery of Australia, from Meredith Hinchliffe, Canberra, 2016.