January 1999

Little Sparta: Wild Hawthorn Press, 1999
7.6 x 12.6cm, 2pp card printed black on grey. Finlay's text is a one word poem:

An Appreciation of the RN Flowers
Perennials

The use of Perennials - a plant that comes out every year reminds us of the annual commemorations for those who fought in our wars. VG+.

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Little Sparta: Wild Hawthorn Press, 1999
9 x 7.4cm, 19pp, plus turquoise card covers. Content of three drawings of flowers by Jo Hincks along with quotations about warships - all from the Flower Class of corvettes - found in a book by Preston & Raven from 1942. Each quotation gives the drawing its subject - for instance:

Anemone, Bluebell
Ships with
original
sheer and flare.

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Little Sparta: Wild Hawthorn Press, 1999
9.2 x 7.5cm, 12pp, plus turquoise card covers. Content of three codes for different types of flower used in a seed suppliers catalogue (all have only the initial of the word to identify them) below which Finlay has added three names of warships - all from the Flower Class of corvettes - where the names also start with the same letter.

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Little Sparta: Wild Hawthorn Press, 1999
18.5 x 6.4cm, 4pp card printed black on white with a drawing of the front of a boat with a Plimsel line which ascends to the number XIX by Jo Hincks. Finlay notes the resemblance of the shape of the front of a boat to a stalk of a flower. This is the second of two cards which have the same image and text - the only difference being size. VG+.

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Little Sparta: Wild Hawthorn Press, 1999
33.8 x 11.3cm, 4pp card printed black on white with a drawing of the front of a boat with a Plimsel line which ascends to the number XIX by Jo Hincks. Finlay notes the resemblance of the shape of the front of a boat to a stalk of a flower. This is the first of two cards which have the same image and text - the only difference being size. VG+.

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Little Sparta: Wild Hawthorn Press, 1999
12.5 x 9cm, 4pp card printed red on white. A line art drawing of rudder by Gary Hincks has the text: "A last word: Rudder" on the steering handle.
A rudder is, of course, the last element of a boat and, in terms of being the part that causes the direction of the vessel, also has 'the last word". VG+.

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