November 1999

Glasgow: WAX336, 1999
10.4 x 14cm, 2pp. Artist's card noting that at the change from the Julian Calendar to the Gregorian Calendar in 1582, the fact that the former calendar was created at a time when the concept of zero "was not known" (or rather not used mathematically). Bellingham's suggestion is to restore the year 0 by adding an additional year to any current date. VG+.

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Little Sparta: Wild Hawthorn Press, 1999
14.2 x 9cm, 16pp, plus oversize white card covers and floral decorated dust jacket with tipped on title label. Content of six "exchange" poems - three by Thomas A. Clark and three by Finlay where the structure is of a two line poetic phrase where the swapping of the adjectives or a noun alters the meaning in subtle manners. This:

the centuries of the oak/the sermon in the stone
becomes
the centuries of the stone/the sermon in the oak
Each is illustrated by a small painting by Laurie Clark. VG+.

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Dundee: Centre for Artist's Books, 1999
21 x 15cm, 12 pp plus card covers. Exhibition catalogue and cataloguer raisonne of sorts - the essay by Gilonis is a list of 100 works (postcards and other items) by Bellingham with short descriptions. Issued for an exhibition of Bellingham's artist's books and publications. VG+. Scarce early publication.

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Stuttgart: Revolver, 1999
20.4 X 15.7cm, unpaginated plus card covers with French folds. Artist's book photographically documenting two dogs in black and white images with one shown on one side of the open fold and the other opposite, followed by a number of blank colour pages. The pairing of two animals may be a nod to Boetti's fascination with couplings (although Boetti's interest was in the duality of twins) but nothing is very clear other than the nostalgia that Monk feels for his own family and their animals although one dog is his mother's and the other a dog that lives in Stuttgart. One of 500 hand numbered copies. VG+.

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Kõln), Salon Verlag, 1999
17 x 12cm, 32pp. plus slightly oversize wrappers. There are 30 b/w pportraits of young men and women in their teens placed on a graph-lined back grOund and their dates of birth with a space for their later death dates. One of 1000 numbered copies.VG+.

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