April 1982

Little Sparta: Wild Hawthorn Press, 1982
30.2 x 53cm, brown and black on white offset lithograph. A painting buy Ian Gadner of a line of boats - all "penny browns". Penny Brown stamps were a mid 19th century postal stamp and one presumes there is a visual correspondence between this delightful maritime scene and the idea of individual items moving to a destination. VG.

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Little Sparta: Saint-Just Vigilantes (Finlay), n.d. (c. 1982)
30 x 21cm, vintage spirit duplicate of public leaflet written by Finlay quoting Saint Just and arguing the difference between a revolutionary and a reactionary and a further quotation by Denis Roche argues that it is the change in language that takes place during a revolution that is truly revolutionary.
Further short texts by Finlay alter a C.H. Sisson's quote in favour of revolutionary action. The leaflet which was handed out at a public demonstration in support of Finlay is "dedicated to the memory of the poet Robert Kenedy". Poor quality of reproduction as issued but else VG+.
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Koln: Edition Hundertmark , n.d. (1982).
15 x 10.5cm, 2pp. Artist's postcard with a reproduced painting by Blume on the front. This image was also used in a poster by the artists. A dual performance emphasising the new emerging Green politics. VG+.

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Alsbach: Verlaggalerie Leaman, 1982
11.5 x 11.2cm, 20pp plus oversize wrappers. Artist's book containing five drawings by Gary Hincks and poems by Finlay.

IMPROVISATIONS

leaf-boat
cottonreel-tank

cottonreel-boat
leaf-tank

which is illustrated with drawings of bobbins used in toy model making.
One of 500 copies. VG+.

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