April 1996

Little Sparta: Wild Hawthorn Press, 1996
18.5 x 12cm, 4pp black on cream artist's card. Internally a poem is a loose translation/adaption from Heideggert's Aus der Erfahrung des Denkens a book about poetry and philosophy. Finlay points to the joys and inspirations one can take from the ordinary.
The Echoes Series are writings or poems by Finlay that use another work as a starting point to expand on the original or detourn it. VG+.

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Little Sparta: Wild Hawthorn Press, 1996
13.4 x 14.2cm, 2pp brown on cream artist's card with typography by Michael Harvey in an old-fashioned style. The text notes that linseed oil, cod oil, red ochre, yellow ochre and seawater caused the colouring on older sails as if deliberately painted. VG+.

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Little Sparta: Wild Hawthorn Press, 1996
11.2 x 16cm, 2pp artist's card with a full colour photograph by Pia Maria Simig of a model boat by Finlay. The highly colourful boat with its orange/red nets is an homage in colour to paintings of boats by Van Goch. VG+.

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Little Sparta: Wild Hawthorn Press, 1996
14 x 6cm, 4pp black on blue artist's card with a drawing by John Andrew of a boat on the front. On the back there is a "definition" work:

Mirror, n. a boat we can see ourselves in.

A comment that not only suggests a boat may have characteristics of the owner but has a double meaning that one can imagine oneself sailing it. VG+.

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Little Sparta: Wild Hawthorn Press, 1996
13.4 x 12.4cm, 2pp black on white artist's card with small drawings by Heather Deedman of wooden joints and supports. The card is entitled

BITTS
bits

. Bitts on a boat are posts on a deck or fastening mooring lines or cables. The closeups of each Bitt may be seen as bits of Bitts. VG+.

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