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Ragamuffin cover

The following year, Maslen printed Ruth Dallas’s Ragamuffin Scarecrow. This was a collaborative production, with Hal Smith and Els Noordhof (the artist) proofing the blocks, Gary Porter (of Wickliffe Press) machine setting most of the Times Roman type, and printers from Laing and Matthews machining the edition sheets. The edition ran to 750 copies. After such activities, the ‘Mad-Hatters’ party in 1969 was no doubt welcome relief.

Ruth Dallas, Ragamuffin Scarecrow. Dunedin: Bibliography Room, University of Otago, 1969