Deakin, Brindabella Press, 1976.
Octavo, 42 pages.
Cloth with the two-colour paper title-label mounted on the front cover; a fine copy with the very lightly scuffed original plain Mylar dustwrapper.
The fourth book of the Brindabella Press, and the rarest. Although the print run was standard for this private press - in this instance, 230 copies were printed (this is number 93) - apparently many were not distributed because the printer-publisher, Alec Bolton, was dissatisfied with the quality of the edition. We have previously sold a copy of this book containing a lengthy typed letter signed to Aubrey [Cousins], a colleague from Bolton's Angus and Robertson days. The letter, dated 30 April 1976, stated 'There are a couple of projects in view for the next book ... I think the McAuley might come first, if he decides to let me do the book. I believe he may not be in very good shape, as he recently had a (second) cancer operation. He has been a friend of ours for years'. The book was finished two months after James McAuley died in October 1976, shortly after his 59th birthday.