OFFICINA BRINDABELLA. MURRAY, Les A. ATKINS, Rosalind. ~ The Idyll Wheel. Cycle of a Year at Bunyah, New South Wales, April 1986 – April 1987.
No. 274 of 290 copies, signed by the poet and the printer on the colophon. 7 wood engravings by Rosalind Atkins. Designed and printed by A.T. Bolton at the Officina Brindabella in Monotype Perpetua. Pp. . Large 8vo., bound by Robin Tait in original quarter rust morocco over grey paper boards, printed paper label to upper cover printed in red and black, the endpapers made of grass fibre by Katharine Nix. A fine copy.
A lovely example of Australian Alec Bolton’s fine printing combined with the natural wood engravings of the Australian artist Rosalind Atkins. Bolton was a creative force in Australian publishing for almost half a century. He founded the small but renowned literary press, Officina Brindabella (later Brindabella Press), in 1972.