Little Sparta: Wild Hawthorn Press, 1996
9.9 x 13.9cm, 1pp black on blue card with the epigram:
All that we did not want to catch, we kept, and all that we wanted to take home we throw over the side
The card reflects a then current political dispute about conservation of fish – the European Community forcing fishermen to take account of their actions when over-fishing which of course was unpopular amongst the working fleet. The original epigram apparently referred to lice (All that we caught we left behind, and all that we did not catch we carry home” from the Epigrams of Homer. Finlay spins this with some mis-placed sympathy for the modern fisherman. VG+.
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