October 1971

Dunsyre: Wild Hawthorn Press, 1971
10.8 x 13cm, 4pp. Artist's card with a photograph by Dianne Tammes of a Finlay toy boat sailing on the water. Inside is the descriptive text: "Ian Hamilton Finlay's Unicorn. Length o.a. 91/2 in, Tonnage 6oz. Auxiliary clockwork motor". The boat is treated as if it was a full sized boat with its measurements but the auxiliary motor which is clockwork gives the game away.

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Dunsyre: Wild Hawthorn Press, 1971
11.2 x 11.4cm, 4pp. Artist's card with a reproduced drawing by Margot Sandeman of the child's game of conkers on strings and a leaf from the horse chestnut tree. Inside the card is the text: "CATCHES. A big catch is a wee consolation. (After Paul Klee)." VG+.

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Koln: Art Intermedia, 1971
14.8 x 21cm, 6pp folded single folded sheet of card with image of Beuys, a short overlaid text and an exhibition history of the artist (mentioning only 5 previous solo shows although that is not accurate), on the reverse there is anopther text on Beuys by Heiner Bastian. VG+.
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Koln: Art Intermedia, 1971
16 x 23cm, printed envelope with an image of Beuys and a text about the edition Tragetasche mit Filzplastik. This envelope is hand addressed to the Fluxus artist Jeff Berner. Slight wear from the postal experience else VG.

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21 x 17.8, 1pp. Original typed letter on red Wild Hawthorn Press stationery to Christopher Carrell of the Sunderland Ceolfrith Bookshop asking about sending stocks of publications to the bookshop, the possibility of sales to others and mentioning the Ron Costley's Street Handout leaflet (an early Finlay exhibition announcement) and mentioning a dispute over invoices with a filmmaker Michael Radford which Finlay felt had over charged for petrol. The letter is signed Aye, Ian. VG+.

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