Monographs & Essays

Little Sparta: Wild Hawthorn Press, 2000
18.5 x 18.7cm, unpaginated (132pp) plus boards. A catalogue raisonne of Finlay's postcards which in part is one of the few sources to date cards after 1994. One hundred reproductions of such cards. Issued at the time of a travelling exhibition initially at the Haus Hartmann, Grevenbroich 2000. VgG....

Den Haag: Stroom, n.d. (1999)
27x 19cm, 62pp plus typographic wrappers. A book issued on the installation of Finlay's long planned public sculpture at the Hofvijver where an equally long neglected underground stream re-emerged after being polluted by passing through a municipal dump.
The campaign to improve the water and local environment was eventually successful and Finlay's plaque above the water "ET IN ARCADIA EGO" - usually translated into "I too was in Arcady: is a note that shamed the poverty of the water supply prior to its improvement. Tipped on colour photographs and b/w image throughout as well as texts in Dutch and English by Erik de Jong and Lily van Ginneken.
After some thought we have decided to place this book in the monograph section of this catalogue but it arguably could be an artist's book.

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Brough Park: Saint Paulinus, 1998
21 x 15cm, 28pp plus card covers and dust jacket. Short monograph on Finlay's La Revolution est un bloc sculpture - an axe is buried in a wooden (in actuality bronze) block with the title text. The axe has a blue, red and white ribbon on the handle. Essay by Harry Gilonis. Full colour image and another work - 4 Blades also reproduced. VG+.

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Richmond: Worthington Miro Archive, 1994
21 x 15cm, 54pp plus card wrappers,. A listing of the Ian Hamilton Finlay archive at the Worthington Miro Archive. Greville Worthington replaced Graeme Murray as Finlay's main dealer in 1994. This copy was Worthington's own "master packing List" with exactly that written in ink on the cover else VG+.

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Richmond: Saint Paulinius, 1994
21 x 15cm, 56pp. Original wrappers with printed semi-transparent dustjacket. A publisher's/dealer's catalogue listing a large number of works and books, etc by Finlay available with prices. Greville Worthington was Finlay's dealer after Graeme Murray eventually being replaced by the Ingleby Gallery of Edinburgh. A useful reference which uses the same numbering system as the Wild Hawthorn Press does on-line - which is an improvement from Murray. VG+.

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Edinburgh: Chapman Publishing, 1994
21.4 x 14.6cm, 208pp plus card covers. A single issue of the literary magazine entirely dedicated to Finlay with essays by Ivor Cutler (!), Ian Steven, Gael Turnbull (written in the 60s), Francis Edeline and others. VG+.

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Edinburgh: Graeme Murray, 1993
21 x 7.5cm, 8pp. Black on yellow folded single sheet, A publisher's/dealer's catalogue listing a number of works and books, etc by Finlay as well as Roger Ackling, Thomas Joshua Cooper, Andy Goldsworthy, Hamish Fulton, Alan Johnson, Pieter Laurens Mol, Linda Taylor, Edda Renouf and James Cramb available with prices. Graeme Murray was Finlay's dealer for many years. VG+.

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Edinburgh: Graeme Murray Gallery, 1990
24.5 x 19cm, 44pp plus card wrappers,. First edition of the first catalogue raisonne published by Finlay's then dealer covering the entire range of prints, artist books and cards published by the Press and also the Morning Star Press. Extensive but with many mistakes regarding dates and sizes - however in fairness for years this was the only documentation of the output of the press for collectors. VG+.

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