June 1968

Nottingham: Tarasque Press, 1968
25.6 x 10.4cm, 20pp plus tissue end papers and original card covers. Printed typographic dustjacket. An artist's book published by Stuart Mill's press - seven couplet poems (poems that have two lines, one above the other separated by a thick line) by Finlay are illustrated below by Robert Frame. Each first line has a subject and ends with the word poem - indicating the word or letters below ARE the poem.
One such poem is

The Windmill's Poem

The X of course being a letter that looks like the sails of a windmill.


Birmingham: Ikon Gallery Limited, 1968
23 x 20.5cm, 2pp b/w offset. Announcement leaflet for a solo show of sculptures and maquettes and other works. The short essay on the back is quite insightful and notes that it is not a large show. One b/w image of the glass work ROCK/WAVE on the front.
Finlay's first ever one man show was only two months earlier at the Axiom Gallery in London.
Slightly torn top left and some edge damage but else VG. Very scarce ephemera....