Dunsyre: Wild Hawthorn Press, 1971

12.4x 16.4cm, 4pp. Christmas card with the image of a fishing boat along with the Port Letters (FR), the Fishing Nos (218), the net tonnage (54), horse power (200) and its name (Xmas Morn). A visual poem by Finlay – a companion work to the two cards published at Christmas for both of the earlier two years.

Finlay’s interest in boat names and numbers is reflected in the beauty of Furnival’s line drawing. The boat – here drawn by Michael Harvey – like the previous two earlier drawings by John Furnival, is a poem on water. Interestingly Harvey’s drawing style cannot be told apart from the earlier Furnival drawings. VG+.


Original mailing envelope hand addressed to Seamus Cooney of the University of Kalamazoo by Finlay and dated November 29 1971.

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