November 1998

Little Sparta: Wild Hawthorn Press, 1998
7.6 x 7.6cm, 4pp artist's card with the texts found on two benches. The first is:

TWO SILVERS
willows, olive

and TWO TELEGRAMS
swallows, swift

both are poetic metaphors for the trees and the birds. VG+.

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Glasgow: WAX366, 1998
20.5 x 42cm, 1pp offset green red -brown lithographic print with two drawings of the Wellington bomber plane - the second of which has been altered to look as if it is in the style of Rennie Macintosh in the configuration of the front windows. Signed bottom left by Bellingham. VG+.

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Little Sparta: Wild Hawthorn Press, 1998
12.5 x 14.5cm, 2pp artist's card with the image in red being of a Japanese airplane - on the back of the card Finlay notes that the Allies used the term "Vals" as code for the Aichi Navy Type 99 Carrier Bomber. Finlay uses the word "date" to refer to the attack on Pearl harbour on an exact day - "December 7, 1944". VG+.

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N.p. (Germany): n.p., n.d. (c. 1998)
Six original xerox handouts from an unknown gallery show - here a 30 x 42cm, 1pp of 18 portraits from Lew Suisse Morts, 1991 (folded as issued), and four 30 x 21cm, 1pp handouts - an image from the journal New Eter 1972 (which they erroneously date as 1991) and an image from Diese Kinder Suchen Ihre Eltern, 1994, another from Sachlich, 1995, Lost (1994) and Menschlich also 1994.. All VG.
It is not clear where exactly these came from but on the back of the large sheet there is a handwritten note "Institut de Francais, 1998".

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Little Sparta: Wild Hawthorn Press, 1998
10.2 x 14.6cm, 1pp artist's card with the title text with Finlay's reference showing the name Alysse relates to the Flower Class corvettes he finds so the drift of Alysse is not just a bunch of flowers but the movement of a ship. VG+.

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Little Sparta: Wild Hawthorn Press, 1998
11.6 x 26cm, 2pp artist's card with an attractive colour photograph by Pia Maria Simig of a model boat (presumably one of Finlay's) on a river or lake with the bank behind. The title of the card suggests this was a pleasant moment and in some ways perfect. VG+.

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Little Sparta: Wild Hawthorn Press, 1998
14.6 x 6.6cm, 1pp artist's card with two diagrams based on a pair of blue and red parallel stripes. Finlay indicated the first is really a hull even thought it may look like a blue/white/red flag. This is in fact a diagram of a Plimsoll line - which allows an observer to estimate the amount of ballast and the depth of the boat from the outside.
The second is indicated to be a flag not a hull - the colours have not changes but now represent the flag of a country - perhaps Columbia where may international ships are registered for tax reasons. VG+.

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