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IAN HAMILTON FINLAY

MONOGRAPHS & ESSAYS

THE BUILDER. 1964. VERY EARLY ESSAY ON FINLAY & CONTRIBUTIONS.

London: The Builder, n.d. (1964)
17.5 x 21cm, 52pp. Oversize printed orange wrappers. A single number of this remarkably on point small journal which has here essays on dsh, John Furnival, Henri Chopin, David Hockney (all with illustrations) and Ian Hamilton Finlay who has contributed two works in b/w and there is an uncredited portrait drawing of the poet. One article of note is dsh's translation of Garnier's 'Spacialist Manifesto' which Chopin responds to.
Sadly the inner text block has come away from the wrappers but this is a rare and very early item.

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EXTRA VERSE. 1965. A SPECIAL NUMBER FOR IAN HAMILTON FINLAY. 1965.

Edinburgh: Extra Verse, 1965
205 x 12.8cm, 20pp. Original card covers. A single special number of this literary journal - a long essay by Robert Tait and several works by Finlay reproduced. One of the earliest of discussions of Finlay in print. VG.

THE BELOIT POETRY JOURNAL. CONCRETE POETRY. 1966

Wisconsin: The Beloit Poetry Journal, 1966
21 x 14cm, 40pp plus pictorial wrappers. Single number of this long running Chapbook which here dedicates itself to the concrete poets. Works by all the leading figures including Gomringer, de Campos, dsh, Gerhard Ruhm, Poierre Garnier, Edwin Morgan and Robert Lax amongst others are joined by Finlay - who has three page works including a schematic redrawing of his 4 Sails standing poems which as best we know is not reproduced elsewhere. The cover is also a glass work by Finlay - Rock Wave. VG+.

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IAN HAMILTON FINLAY’S “HOMAGE TO WATTEAU”. 1976.

Edinburgh: Graeme Murray Gallery, 1976
18 x 13.5cm, 12pp plus card covers. A short essay on the title work by Stephen Scobie. VG+.

IAN HAMILTON FINLAY. GNOMIQUE ET GNOMONIQUE. 1977.

N.p. (Paris): Hazan, 1977 21 x 15cm, 48pp plus card covers. An early monograph on Finlay from a fellow poet - here with many works illustrated in b/w photographs and reproduced drawings and poems. This was the first book in French to be dedicated to Finaly's oeuvre and Edeline is one of the first to try to tease out the various themes in Finlay's work. The subtitlEs which means Gnomics and Gnomonics refers to obscure meanings and sundials. VG+.
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21 x 15cm, 4pp German textual supplement to the book.

THE MAGPIE’S BAGPIPE. 1982

San Francisco North Point Press, 1982
22.5 x 15cm, 186pp plus card covers. First edition of this Jonathan Williams' selected essays on poet which include Charles Olson, Mina Loy, Lorine Neidecker, Bucky Fuller, Lyle Borge, Aaron Siskind and Ian Hamilton Finlay "Being a wee introduction to the Scot's Poet". VG+.

IAN HAMILTON FINLAY. A VISUAL PRIMER. 1985

London: Reaktion Books, 1985 28 x 21cm, 318pp plus card covers. Paperback first edition of one of the largest of Finlay monographs. Texts by Abrioux and introductory notes and commentaries by Stephen Bann with over 370 illustrations, 68 in full colour and 19 in two colours. With by Stephen Bann. Slight wear to spine else VG+.

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IAN HAMILTON FINLAY. A VISUAL PRIMER. 1985. HARDBACK.

London: Reaktion Books, 1985 28 x 21cm, 318pp plus boards and dust jacket. Hardback first edition of one of the largest of Finlay monographs. Texts by Abrioux and introductory notes and commentaries by Stephen Bann with over 370 illustrations, 68 in full colour and 19 in two colours. With by Stephen Bann. Slight wear to dj else VG+.

IAN HAMILTON FINLAY: PRINTED WORKS. 1990.

London: Victoria Miro, 1990
21 x 15cm, 520pp. Original wrappers. Cover with an illustration of Sea Poppy 1. A publisher's/dealer's catalogue listing the printed works available by Finlay with prices. VG+.

HAMILTON FINLAY & THE WILD HAWTHORN PRESS A CATALOGUE RAISONNE 1958 – 1990. 1990.

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+.

IAN HAMILTON FINLAY & THE WILD HAWTHORN PRESS 1990 – 1991 PUBLICATIONS SUPPLEMENT. 1991.

Edinburgh: Graeme Murray Gallery, 1991
24.5 x 18.6cm, 6pp single folded card sheet. A supplement to the first catalogue raisonne published by Finlay's then dealer covering the entire range of prints, artist books and cards covering the years 1990/1991. VG+.