September 1996

Munchen: Hessisches Landsmuseum/Gina Kehayoff Verlage, 1996
25.2 x 21cm, 48pp plus card covers. Artist's book consisting of 40 b/w photographic images of death. Published in conjunction with a museum exhibition, of the same name. Minimal text in German. VG+ although minor rust on staples.

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Glasgow: Wax366, 1996
10 x 12.5cm, 2pp artist postcard with a b/w image of bird box (on a tripod stand) in a copse of trees, presumably able to be moved by the artist (John Bevid). VG+

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Edinburgh: City of Edinburgh, 1962
21 x 15cm, 24pp plus card covers. This is a pretend stamp collection album released at the time fo the title exhibition in the City Arts Centre Edinburgh. Edited by Eck Finlay there are contributions by Ian Hamilton ,Robin Gillanders, David Bellingham, Finlay and Edwin Morgan and others. Inserted inside the book is a paper and plastic envelope complete with twelve small sheets of cinderella stamps. This is complete and unused - one of 500 copies printed but is strangely very hard to find. VG+.

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Little Sparta: Wild Hawthorn Press, 1996
6.5 x 5.4cm, 4pp. A drawing of dwarf beans by Gary Hincks has a two line poem inside:

DWARF BEANS
BR> The stalks, wrists, appear too delicate
for the quarter-moons and leaves.

Finlay compares the shape of the long thin beans to the waxing or waning moon. VG+.

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Durham: University of Durham 1996
21 x 10cm, 6pp announcement leaflet with three reproductions of works by Finlay. Internally short text by Harry Gilonis. VG+.

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Little Sparta: Wild Hawthorn Press, 1996
7.6 x 6.9cm, 4pp, A drawing of a thistledown by Gary Hincks on the front of the card has a poem by Finlay inside:

THISTLEDOWN
BR> the early snows of thistledown

the airy asterisks of thistledown
the clotted cream of thistledown
the distant peaks of thistledown

Four different one line visual poems by Finlay all use thistledown as their essential metaphor. Thistledown is white and fluffy which is somewhat strange given the astringency of the rest of the thistle. VG+.

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