September 1979

London: Editions Poetry, 1979
24.5 x 18.8cm, 112pp plus original colour printed wrappers. the first number of this poetry and literature review which is notable for a full colour pull out of a reproduced lithograph by Graham Sutherland and work by Ted Hughes, Alan Brownjohn, Bernard Gutteridge, Iris Murdoch, Bob Dylan, Craig Raine, and many others. For our interest however the back cover is a reproduction of Finlay's rare print Le Circus! A VG+ copy.

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Dunsyre: Wild Hawthorn Press, n.d. (1979)
7.8 x 24cm, 4pp (asymmetric fold). The typography by Ron Costley sets the three words together to form an unitary text. Elsewhere Finlay has used these exact trio of words together to describe the shallow fast moving water of a stream - but now the white on blue lettering gives a different meaning - the bark or outer layer here is the foam on the top of waves with the (deep) blue water beneath it. A visual poem.
Finlay also produced a much larger silkscreen print of this werk.

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Dunsyre: Wild Hawthorn Press, n.d. (1979)
15 x 21cm, 16pp plus printed end papers (with a reproduced drawing of an aircraft carrier) and white card covers with dust jacket. The seven reproduced paintings by John Borg Manduca are accompanied by quotations and poems by Finlay.
The title poem has anagrams of the word "dazzle" accompanied by a "dazzle" painted boat - however the word dazzle is not part of the poem because the "camouflage" has worked (see separate listing for the unique glass work of the same poem).
Sadly the staples here have rusted and slightly discoloured parts of the inner sheets near the fold else VG+.

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