The outstanding Australian private press both for the chaste beauty of its design and the quality of the writers published. These included A D Hope, James McAuley, Les Murray, Geoff Page, Elizabeth Riddell, Christina Stead, Judith Wright. The press began in 1973 with the issue of 150 copies of a single sheet of folded paper for Rosemary Dobson's 'Three Poems on Water Springs', and ended in 1996 with Gavin Souter's memoir, `Leon Gellert'. Further publications were announced and underway but Alec Bolton's sudden and premature death in 1996 meant the end of the venture. The collection on offer includes all but two of the items numbered 1 - 27 in 'An Anecdotal Checklist' in Michael Richards' 1993 `A Licence to Print, Alec Bolton and the Brindabella Press'. Not included are Nos 18, a broadside, Judith Wright's `Rainforest', and 22, Barbara Hanrahan's suite of Twelve Linocuts. Also not included is the 1994 broadside, Les Murray's `The Sleepout'. which was published after Richards' list came out. The Checklist ends with Helen Ogilvie's Wood Engravings announced for 1994. This book was not in fact published until 1995 and was preceded by the Les Murray broadside, and J R Rowland's `Granite Country'. The current offering includes copies of the great Brindabella rarities, Number 1 (the Rosemary Dobson), and Numbers 3 and 5, the Christmas cards with poems by Francis Webb and Douglas Stewart. Number 1 has the bookplate of the poet and bibliophile Jean Stone tipped onto the rear panel, Number 5 (Douglas Stewart's 'Brindabella') is a variant on the Richards entry, being signed by neither poet nor illustrator, but by the printer, A.T.Bolton. Number 3 (Francis Webb's 'Five Days Old') is signed by Webb. Richards quotes Bolton that of the 100 copies printed Webb signed about twelve shortly before his death. Number 10, Manning Clark's eulogy for David Campbell, is perhaps just as rare. It was given away, not sold. This copy is signed by Clark (not called for by Richards) and further inscribed To Roger [McDonald] and Rhyll [McMaster] from Judy [Campbell - the poet's widow]. In addition to these thirty items, the collection includes other related Brindabella printings and flyers and ephemera. These include Nan McDonald's `For Prisoners, an Unpublished Poem', 77/150, signed 'ATB', 8 pages in ochre wrappers, `Hand set and printed by Alec Bolton for friends of Nan McDonald and of Brindabella Press', October 1995. There are four newsletters, `Publications from 1973 to 1989 of the Officina Brindabella with a note on the Beginnning of the Press', (October 1990), `Brindabella Press, The Name Regained and Other News', about 400 copies, (Sept 1992), News from Brindabella Press (1993), and 'News from Brindabella Press' (Sept 1996). In addition there are nine flyers for Brindabella publications and other ephemera related to the Press as well as a copy of Michael Richards' 'A Licence to Print'.The collection has some slight potential for upgrading. Number 24, Hanrahan's `Iris in Her Garden', is here offered in the edition of 220 copies in paper covers, (there were 30 in quarter leather). Number 2, David Campbell's 'Starting from Central Station', has an inscription on the limitation page ("To Betty, With Love, Bill), and three items have some very slight foxing to the prelims, although not affecting the title pages. The three misssing items, two broadsides and a suite of linocuts, are not rare. Apart from the blemishes mentioned the collection is never less than fine and generally mint.