Sydney: Angus & Robertson, 1937. Folio. 32cm x 24.5cm. Limited edition 155/250; 59 pp. With thirteen illustrations by Norman Lindsay (9 tipped in plates plus in-text illustrations). Paper boards with linen-backed spine. Signed by Mackenzie.
Good. Lacks frontispiece. Edges worn, head of spine slightly frayed, paper has lifted from boards in three places (one on front board and two on back board partially repaired), some light foxing inside.
Kenneth Ivo Brownley Langwell Mackenzie was born in Perth in 1915 and grew up in Pinjarra, Western Australia. He was awarded many literary grants and awards during his short life – he died in 1955 in an accidental drowning – and left a number of works that were edited and published posthumously. During his time in Sydney he was influenced by Norman Lindsay and Hugh McCrae. Our Earth is a blank verse poem.
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