Little Sparta: Wild Hawthorn Press, 1995

15.1 x 11cm, 2pp. A quote from Ovid of how a cottage was transformed by the Gods into a temple is set by John R Nash in an attractive typographic manner (with three different but similar fonts) and with the final lines “AND THE THATCH TO SHINING GOLD’ printed in gold ink.
The text is not an exact translation from the original but a reworking (itself a transformation).
Finlay is often attracted to Ovid’s most famous texts and this description in many ways is also apposite to the creation of the Garden Temple in Little Sparta from an ordinary farm building. VG+.

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