BRAY, Vincent (1933 - )
Lyre Bird and Mount Isa Mine
With an introduction by Geoffrey Blainey. Townsville : Lyre Bird Press and Melbourne : Zimmer Editions, 2013. Folio (525 x 415 mm), full blind-embossed cloth binding by Norbert Herold with pictorial inlay, dustjacket, unpaginated, six black and white reproduced drawings by Vincent Bray, two double page, introduction by Blainey, text on Mount Isa Mine by Barry Sullivan, with a signed print affixed to title page. Limited to 10 copies, but in fact only 7 were produced. “Four of the original drawings are based on his experience as a member of the mining workforce at Mount Isa. Three of the drawings feature the whimsical notion of the lyre bird, equipped with miners’ lamp, carrying the canary into the mine’ (from the colophon). Rare.