March 1965

Ardgay, Ross-shire; Wild Hawthorne Press, 1965
26 x 21cm, 8pp. The sixteenth number of Finlay’s poetry publication with contributions by Pierre Albert-Birot (translated by Barbara Wright), Enrique Uribe, Francis Ponge (translated by D.M. Black), Ernst Jandl, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Eli Siegel, Tristan Tzara (translated by John Adlard), Herman Hesse (translated by Lesley Lendrum), Barry Cole, Jonathan Williams, Edward Wright and Spike Hawkins. The entire number was designed by hand with woodcuts and hand-written typography by Edward Wright. VG+ condition Scarce.

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NYC: Film-Makers' Cinematheque, 1965 28 x 21.5cm, 1pp. B/w offset leaflet for an USCO event (USCO stood for 'The Company of Us', a media arts collective which was formed by Gerd Stern, Michael Callahan, and Steve Durkee and of which Jud Yalkut was the experimental film maker) - the "mis-media performances" shown were Cathode Ray, HIGHFREETHRUUSAFEWAY, Y, Diffraction Film, Omix and Ghost Reve. The latter performance was choreographed and performed by Carolee Scheemann along with Phoebe Neville and shot by Jalkut. VG+. ...

Ardgay: Wild Hawthorn Press, 1965
33 x 20.3cm, 1pp offset lithographic price list for the Press. Mentions books by Augusto de Campos, Turnbuil, Jonathan Williams, Edwin Morgan and others as well as POTHs and Finlay. Also notes the move from 24 Fettes Row, Edinburgh to Gledfield Farmhouse, Ardgay, Ross-shire. Former folds, some edge wear and a couple of small tears and some vintage ink annotations to the text else VG+.

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Edinburgh: Wild Hawthorn Press, n.d. (1965)
20.3 x 13cm, printed 1pp. Folded on both sides allowing the card to stand as intended. The inner images are of an apple in red with a black stalk which metamorphoses step by step into a heart. Alongside that graphical change the word LOVE slowly emerges also first with a l then LO then LOV then LOVE. On each step the letter shapes added have some similarities with the red apple shape changing - for example the V in love appears as the top of the round apple indents in a V shape as part of the way to the final image. This is then mirrored by a second exact group of images and text in parallel.
The previous standing card (Standing Card 1) involved a pear appearing and disappearing - here an apple has a similar fate. In a simple card expressing love is a depth of metaphor and physical similarities. Like much of the best of Finlay the work has multiple readings.
This is a scarce card - Murray in his flawed catalogue raisonne claims it as the third ever card published but it is more probably the fifth if one includes the earlier typescript from 1963 in this collection. VG+ condition.

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NYC: Film-Makers' Cinematheque, 1965 28 x 21.5cm, 1pp. Mimeograph leaflet (typographic only) for this day of experimental films with projections from Herb Golzman, Lawrence Sacharow, Lenny Lipton, Donald Bolkman and Judd Yalkut. The day was organised by Jonas Mekas. This was one of Yalkut's first ever screenings of a work. VG....