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The first publication of the Holloway Press. This book is a superb example of Allen Curnow's verbal art, weaving consummately together strands from many earlier poems, ranging from "At Dead Low Water" of 1945 to numerous poems of more recent decades, especially those connected with Karekare, the west coast beach near Auckland which has often been the locus of his poetic meditations.

Ron Holloway assisted Bob Lowry with the printing of Curnow's first book, Valley of Decision, published by the Auckland University College Students Association in 1933, and it is fitting that 61 years later the names of poet and printer are again associated in this first publication of the Holloway Press.

The book is designed, printed and bound by Alan Loney, with paste paper covers by Elizabeth Serjeant. The types are Original-Janson (Stempel) and Consort Light (Stephenson Blake); and the paper is T. Edmonds mouldmade damped for printing on a Littlejohn cylinder proof press. Format: 135x135mm, [17] pages. Edition: 75 numbered copies, signed by the poet.

Out of print.


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