November 1977

Little Sparta: Wild Hawthorn Press, 1977
22.9 x 28.8cm, blue on white paper in folded 6pp blue folder. Nine warships all of the Flower Class corvette class. The names of the ships were all after flowerrs. The print asks the owner to "fill in the Flowers with colours from the palette below" - the 'colours' are all words such as "fragrant", "open", "erect", "drooping" obviously not actual colours. The idea came from a work from Tom and Laurie Clark of the Moschatel Press (who were friends of Finlay).
This is one of 350 signed and numbered copies on the inside of the folder. Two slight faint marks at bottom of the print else VG in like folder.

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Dunsyre: Wild Hawthorn Press, Summer 1973
Two 33 x 20.4cm, 2pp offset lithographic price list (now called a checklist) for the Press stapled top left. Mentions a long list of old and new publications from the Press with prices. Folded at the bottom for past storage else VG+.

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Dunsyre: Wild Hawthorn Press, 1977
6.6 x 21cm, 2pp. A photographic card with a b/w image of a lily pond and the surface pond scum which has been disturbed by the passage of a swimming bird to leave lines in the algae. Amusingly Finlay credits this painterly image to himself, Carl Heideken (the photographer) and an "unidentified waterhen". The image is meant to appear like an improvised painting or even an avant garde music score (if one squints a bit and uses one's imagination) hence the title. VG+.

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