Poor Old Tired Horse + Broadsides

NYC: AMS Press Inc, 1970
29 x 12cm, unpaginated. Original blue cloth covered boards with foil embossing of the title on the spine. An authorised reprint of the entire POTH series in a single bound book. Each is in facsimile of the original although nrs 1 - 12 had to be reduced in size by 5% to fit the format.
Surprising in some ways that Finlay agreed to the republication given his tendency to want control over publication quality. I any case this is a very rare publication.
SLight wear to boards else VG.

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Stoneypath; Wild Hawthorne Press, 1967
26 x 21cm, 8pp. The final number of Finlay’s poetry publication. Design and calligraphy by Jim Nicholson. Contributions from Ronald Johnson, Edwin Morgan, George Mackay Brown, Eli Siegel, Jerome Rothenberg, Alkman (translated by Guy Davenport), Hugh Creighton Hill, Stuart Mills, Pedro Xista, Alan Riddell, Martin Seymour-Smith, Kenelm Cox, Giles Gordon, Douglas Young, Edward Lucie-Smith, Stephen Bann, Dick Sheeler, Astrid Gillis, Oswald de Andrade, Ernst Jandl, Gael Turnbull, Aram Saroyan, Jonathan Williams and Ian Hamilton Finlay. VG+.
Finlay whilst not inventing the One Word Poem format certainly helped popularise it - he uses the format in a number of his artist's books. The last poems in this publication are by Finlay and include some of his best known works reformatted in to such a form.

A SEE-SAW
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Stoneypath; Wild Hawthorne Press, 1967
30 x 21cm, 12pp. The twenty-fourth number of Finlay’s poetry publication. Designed by Alistair Cant with photographs by Graham Keen. This is a photographic record of visual poetry works exhibited at different sites during the Brighton Festival and a de facto catalogue for the event. Works by Claus Bremer, Eugen Gomringer, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Hansjörg Mayer, John Furnival, Edwin Morgan, Stephen Bann and Kenelm Cox. VG+.

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Stoneypath; Wild Hawthorne Press, 1967
26 x 21cm, 12pp. The twenty-third number of Finlay’s poetry publication - here designed by John Furnival and contributions by Max Weber, Theodore Enslin, Pierre Albert-Birot (translated by Stephen Bann),Ian Hamilton Finlay, Eli Siegel, Gael Turnbull, George Mackay Brown, Edwin Morgan, and Ronald Johnson. This number reverting to the more common collection of poems by different artists. VG+ condition. Scarce.

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Stoneypath; Wild Hawthorne Press, 1967
30 x 21cm, 12pp. The twenty-second number of Finlay’s poetry publication - works by Charles Biederman and designed by Philip Steadman (typography). The text uses the metaphor of reading a book and turning a page to how new ideas and times enter life. Two b/w images of forrest landscapes. This number of POTH is much more like a standalone artist's book than the more typical journal. VG+ condition. Scarce.
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23 x 14cm, 1pp. Black on blue. A promotional leaflet for Biederman's book Art as the evolution of visual knowledge. Art History Publishers.

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Stoneypath; Wild Hawthorne Press, 1966
26 x 21cm, 12pp. The twenty-first number of Finlay’s poetry publication - wholly consisting of concrete poems by Edgard Braga and Augusto de Campos; and designed by Nigel Sutton (typography and layout). Unusually printed red on white. VG+ condition. Scarce.
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21 x 10cm, 4pp. Subscription form for the MIGRANT PRESS with bibliographical history.
This was the first number of POTH published at Stonypath (Later Little Sparta) as Finlay moved there with his partner Sue during 1966. After earlier locations in Edinburgh and Fife this was Finlay's final home for the next 50 years until his death in 2006.

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Coaltown of Callange, Ceres, Fife; Wild Hawthorne Press, 1966
26 x 21cm, 12pp. The twentieth number of Finlay’s poetry publication - this number dedicated to a work by Finlay himself (The Tug The barge/The Water The Wind/ The Sky The Cloud) and illustrated by Peter Lyle. A barge moved through a canal and the various elements of the world move around it. VG+ condition.

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Coaltown of Callange, Ceres, Fife; Wild Hawthorne Press, 1966
26 x 21cm, 12pp. The nineteenth number of Finlay’s poetry publication - this number dedicated to Ronald Johnson and designed by John Furnival. The entire number is given over to a multi-page visual poem entitled IO AND THE OX-EYE DAISY. VG+ condition.
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SUBSCRIPTION FORM FOR DOES MAN FORM AESTHETICS FOR HIMSELF? NYC: Definition Press, 28 x 22cm, 1pp black on yellow paper.

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Ardgay, Ross-shire; Wild Hawthorne Press, 1965
26 x 21cm, 8pp. The fifteenth number of Finlay’s poetry publication with contributions by Margot Sandeman who provided drawings for the entire publication, George Mackay Brown, Eli Siegel, Edwin Morgan Ian Hamilton Finlay, Hamish McLaren, Theodore Enslin, Libby Houston and R.L. Cook. VG+ condition Scarce.

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Ardgay, Ross-shire; Wild Hawthorne Press, 1965
33 x 12cm, 8pp. The seventeenth number of Finlay’s poetry publication - this number dedicated to a single concrete poem by Robert Lax and with drawings by Emil Antonucci. VG+ condition Scarce.
This was an unusual format number of the poetry journal in part caused by the format of the Lax poem which needed more vertical space than traditional works.

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