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Warszawa : Galeria Zacheta, 1995
21 x 15 x 6cm, grey printed card slipcase content of 22 volumes of pamphlets from different participating artists in this large exhibition in the Zachęta National Gallery in Warsaw commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of the end of the second World War. Each volume is 21 x 15cm, pagination varies. Finlay's booklet is 21 x 15cm, 24pp plus wrappers. String bound. It includes various images of works including Inscription (a quote by Mathiez on Robespierre) shown on a blackboard, and Sundial as well as a stone inscription with a text taken from Finlay's Detached Sentences on The French Revolution. Most of the works displayed were inspired by Finlay's fascination with the events in France after the fall of the Bastille.
The sundial has a latin inscription carved into it - E-CAELO. That translates as "Out of heaven" - which clearly refers to the sun rays that hit the gnomon and create the shadow. Other artists include Christian Boltanski, Jochen Gerz, Anselm Kiefer, Jannis Kounellis, Gabriel Orozco, Arnulf Rainer, Lawrence Weiner amongst others. All booklets are in VG+ condition. The outer slip case (being very fragile and cheaply made) is a little torn and battered in places. A scarce publication especially complete.

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Two colour photographs (each 10 x 15cm) of a small maquette for a major installation in Den Haag - ET IN ARCADIA EGO .
This work was stolen from the Ingleby Gallery and it is known who the thief is (the work was in his bathroom on display for many years) but despite the person writing this telling the police who and where the work was they refused to investigate without further evidence. The same thief also stole significant items from Richard Demarco's storage unit in Edinburgh in 2013. There you have it.

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Little Sparta: Wild Hawthorn Press, 1992
101 x 8cm, 32pp plus end papers and green embossed boards. A proposal offered to Laumeier Sculpture Park in Saint Louis, the book has four paintings by Grahame Jones of leaf-like shapes (cast shades) - the elm, the pine, the plane and the lime. The choice of shades (shapes) comes from a quote by Vigil (a plane-tree was a common garden element in those days as were the three others mentioned).
The work was installed in 1994 and consisted of the four named trees planted together on an earthwork - making Virgil's quotation literal. it is possible to sit under the trees in their shade.

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London: London Magazine, January 1969
21.5 x 15.5cm, 116pp. Original boards. A single number of this long running literary journal which is notable for the first ever publication of the work AFTER THE RUSSIAN by John Furnival and Ian Hamilton Finlay, The work was later reprinted as a stand along broadside by Wild Hawthorn Press. VG condition.

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Barcelona: La Correccional, n.d. (c. 2018)
15 x 21cm, 2pp. Promotional card for the translation service which quotes Finlay on the front: "The artist has this disadvantage: he has no equivalent of the word 'etc.'". On the back short biographical details in 3 languages. Fine.

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Dunsyre: Little Sparta Trust, n.d. (c. 2017)
23.5 x 15cm, 2pp. Promotional leaflet for the Little Sparta Trust set up after the death of Finlay to maintain and allow access to the gardens. One sculptural work reproduced in colour on the front. VG+.<BR
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Edinburgh: Ingleby Gallery, 2016
21 x 15cm, 4pp printed outer folder with flag containing a 17. 5 x 12.5cm, 2pp posthumous artist card PLEASE DO NOT FEED THE BOATS which was first published in 1966. The card was reprinted for the exhibition by Michael Hamish Glen on the original letterpress 50 years later from its first printing. Because of the posthumous nature of this work we have retained it in the invitation card section of this catalogue VG+.

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Little Sparta: Wild Hawthorn Press, n.d. c., 2016.
30 x 21cm, grey on white letterhead for the archive of Ian Hamilton Finlay and the Wild Hawthorn press. The Director is Pia Simig. An unused sheet which was printed after Finlay's death and after Little Sparta was converted into a trust. VG+.

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