Little Sparta: Wild Hawthorn Press, n.d. (1975)
13 x 13cm., green on white ceramic tile. The image is a drawing by Michael Harvey and a verse:”When from the Nor’ Nor’ West it blows/And sudden showers make waters chilly/I wrap my sails about my nose and anchor by the water-lily.” The verse came from a collection of such poems called A MAST OF HANKIES – each of which tells a tale of toy boats. The reference to the sail being wrapped around one’s nose is from the idea that the sails of the model boats are created from nose hankies. Finlay for many years built such toys. VG+. Very scarce.

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