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Dunsyre: Wild Hawthorn Press, 1977
12 x 9cm, 1pp. A list of seven painters are shown on a "in Memoriam" card. The first five of those named have had their Christian names changed to "Robert" whereas the last two - Robert Colquhoun and Robert MacBryde - have retained their real names ie Robert.
Finlay had met Colquhoun and Macbryde at Glasgow School of Art during the 40s at a time when they were the most feted of Scottish artists. Sadly both died early in the 60s (within 3 years of each other) - they were lovers - and were known by most as "The Two Roberts". By extending the roll call of "Roberts" Finlay is in some way placing his two acquaintances in the pantheon that includes Masson, Picabia, Ozenfant, Schwitters and Metzinger. VG+.

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Bologna: Galleria comunale d'art moderna di Bologna, 1977 20 x 20cm, 16pp plus wrappers. Exhibition catalogue for a worldwide survey visual poetry show with works from Anceschi, Andrafe, Boso, Caraballo, Herman, Ogaz, Oswald Weiner, Zabala, Viola, Setsuko and others as well as Finlay collaborating with Maxwell Allan alongside Bob Cobbing, John Furnival, Lillane Lyn, David Mayor and Alan Ridell from Britain. Curated by Giuliano Della Casa and Alessandro Serra. Finlay's work is not illustrated not mentioned in the catalogue essay by Adriano Spatola.
JOINT: Bologna: Galleria comunale d'art moderna di Bologna, 1977 20 x 20cm, 1pp typographic announcement leaflet with Finlay being the only British artist mentioned in the leaflet. VG+.

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33 x 20.5cm, 1pp xerox copy of a letter sent by Ian Hamilton Finlay to his friend and collaborator Rod Gathercole relating to a set of epigrams Finlay called Persiflages. The letter notes some examples (not all eventually used) such as "My favourite flowers are leaves.". The letter also points to Finlay supplying outline sketches for drawings. The book was later published with drawings by Gathercole. VG.

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