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The Darkening Ecliptic. Poems by Ern Malley. Paintings by Sidney Nolan

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Preface by Robert Melville. Introduction by Elwyn Lynn. [London] : R. Alistair McAlpine, 1974. Limited edition of 1,000 copies. Quarto, cloth with pictorial dustjacket (light edge wear), pictorial endpapers, 56 pp, colour illustrations. Printed in an edition of 1000 copies. A fine copy.

The poems of Ern Malley, the fictitious poet created by Harold Stewart and James McAuley in 1943 in order to discredit Max Harris, editor of Angry Penguins, are accompanied by twenty-four reproductions of Nolan’s Caran D’ache (pencil) drawings from the artist’s Bonython Gallery series of 1973.