D1. 1972.


Little Sparta: Wild Hawthorn Press, 1972
24.2×32.2cm. three part folding card with various texts silkscreened in black on grey. The card which is folded into three gate folded nested sheets opens up to show different texts – THE HAY STACK’S WHISP and THE SMOKE STACK’S WHISP. Typograsphy and design by Michael Harvey
Finlay (as elsewhere) brings correspondence between boats and processed fields of wheat.
HMS D1 was one of eight D-class submarine built for the Royal Navy during the first decade of the 20th century and was one of the first diesel submarines which replaced petrol vessels. Being a submarine sometimes only the chimney stack could be seen above the water line – like wheat stacks on a harvested field.
Murray has this as a print – which is absurd – we are catagorising it as a folding card for this collection. Very good condition.

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