Page Works & Contributions

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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Glasgow: Seebed Press, 2015
15 x 21cm, 52pp in embossed and printed thick boards, string bound. A cataloguing of the works commissioned by the European Association of Archaeologists Glasgow up to 2015. Works include the Boyle Family, Thomas Joshua Cooper and Catherine Mooney, Kate Downie as well as Finlay's ALL GREATNESS STANDS FIRM IN THE STORM from 1990 where the text in Greek (a translated quotation by Heidegger from Plato's Republic) was inscribed in both languages on the granite pillars of the Old Caledonian Railway Bridge over the River Clyde. The site specific work clearly emphasises the structure and its solidity over the centuries. One colour image of the work is reproduced. VG+.

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Edinburgh: National Galleries of Scotland, 2004
24 x 18cm, 64pp and full black cloth boards with printed titles to spine and upper board. Exhibition about The Ermenonville Gardens, which were inspired by the writings of Jean Jacques Rousseau. Preface by Jean-Claude Curtil with an introduction by Peter France. Text in English and French. The back of the book has 6pp of photographs of Little Sparta by Gillanders and short Finlay texts from Detached Sentences on Gardening. VG+.

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Edinburgh: Polygon Pocketbooks, 2002
17 x 12.5cm, unpaginated (c. 200pp) plus card covers. An anthology of supposed "counter culture" in Scotland although it is really a survey of Scottish art some of which is hardly that radical. Finlay has a few pages relating to the Little Sparta Wards and two work included. Edited by Ross Birrell and Alec Finlay (Ian's son). VG+.

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Belper: Aggie Weston's Editions, 2000
21 x 15cms, 16pp, plus cards covers. An anthology of poetry chosen by Simon Cutts which includes Finlay's CASTLES, a traditional form poem. VG+. JOINT:
30 x 21cm, 1pp signed typed letter from Stuart Mills to Paul Robertson offering copies of Star?steer and Sea Poppy 1 as the publisher/poet is in need of a new computer. Folded else VG+

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Edinburgh: Morning Star, 200
13.5 x 10cm, 32pp plus COVERS. Artist's book in the form of a faux passport contributions by Finlay, Alex Finlay, Simon Patterson, Lawrence Weiner, Donald Evans, David Faithfull as well as others. Each page is in the form of actual rubber stamp impressions in black, red and blue from stamps designed by the artists. One of 750 copies produced but this is surprisingly hard to find. VG+
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London: Victoria Miro, 1988
29 x 15.5cm, opens to 20 x 31cm, 16pp (single folded sheet). First of the gallery’s intermittently printed journal here with items and images from Abramovic and Ulay, Ackling, Blakes, Alan Charlton, Ruckreim, Tuttle and Ian Hamilton Finlay. VG+. Scarce.

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Edinburgh: Morning Star, 1997
14 x 10.5cm, blue card slipcase content of a 13.5 x 10cm, 28pp plus boards. Artist's book consisting of a number of contributions by Finlay, Harry Gilonis, Jackson Mac Low, Ian Stephen, Graham Rich, Haans Waanders, Simon Cutts, Thomas A. Clark, Pavel Buchler, David Bellingham, Richard Tuttle, Zoe Irvine, Alex Finlay, Simon Patterson, and Lawrence Weiner as well as others. One of only 200 printed. VG+.

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Dundee: Transcript Magazine, n.d. (1997?)
26.5 x 21cm, 90pp plus wrappers, Single number of this journal with a lengthy interview with Ian Hamilton Finlay and b/w photographs of Little Sparta with "camptions (sic!) by Finlay which are insightful. VG+.

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Edinburgh: City of Edinburgh, 1962
21 x 15cm, 24pp plus card covers. This is a pretend stamp collection album released at the time fo the title exhibition in the City Arts Centre Edinburgh. Edited by Eck Finlay there are contributions by Ian Hamilton ,Robin Gillanders, David Bellingham, Finlay and Edwin Morgan and others. Inserted inside the book is a paper and plastic envelope complete with twelve small sheets of cinderella stamps. This is complete and unused - one of 500 copies printed but is strangely very hard to find. VG+.

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Edinburgh: Morning Star Press, 1994 21 x 15cm, gatefold outer orange folder content of a 18 x 12cm, 10pp (single folded sheet) with page contributions by Finlay, Gael Turnbull, Tessa Ransford, George MacKay Brown, Ian Stephen, Edwin Morgan, Peter Larkin, Richard Price, Peter Dent and a cover illustrated by Margot Sandeman with text by Bridget Penney. The shipping forecast is a nightly and morning broadcast on the BBC which tells the weather for shipping in the various seas around Great Britain but it has iconic status as many peopel who are not fishermen listen to it because the names of the various weather stations are somewhat poetic in themselves. Finaly here contributes a short work:<BR?
LATE NIGHT SHIPPING FORECAST

A shoal
of names
in nets
of rain

Where the weather station names are compared to a fishing catch held together by a net of rain.
The Morning Star Press was the publishing house of Alex Finlay son of Ian. One of 100 hand numbereed copies. Scarce. VG+. ...