July 1973

N.p. (Paris): s.p. (Boltanski), 1973.
21.7 x 16cm, 12pp plus card covers. Artist's book which displays found illustrations from a children's history book but with altered (slightly humorous) legends. First published in "Boltanski Les Modeles - CInq relations entre texte et Image" in 1979 (Nr 33 in Flay Catalogue) which incorrectly notes that only the maquette having been produced but the booklet was later published in Livres 1991 and also as a separate booklet. This example is signed by Boltanski on the first inner page. Slight rust to staples else VG+.

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Edinburgh: Demarco, 1973
2-.5 x 25.5cm, offset reproduction of original photograph (now lost) with reproduced hand-annotations by Richard Demarco who took the photograph during a visit to Boltanski's studio in Paris. Mounted on board (for exhibition) this was later signed in blue ink by Christian Boltanski. VG+

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Little Sparta: Wild Hawthorn Press, 1973
30 x 21cm, 4pp with silver and black on white lithograph on the front, content of two sheets - one light blue typing paper and the other a lined "STATIONERY" page much as used by children to line up their handwriting on a blank page (such as the blue sheet). The work plays in part on the homonym "stationery" (stationary). The lined paper visually is also much like a channel or a canal with parallel banks. Button's front cover drawing is minimal and of a boat in outline cutting through the water with an ever-widening wake behind it. This is one of 300 signed and numbered copies in green ink by Finlay. VG+.

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