Diane Tammes Tag

Göttingen: Verlag Udo Breger, 1971
15.5 x 15,5cm, 20pp plus pictorial wrappers. An artist's book with nine b/w photographic images of a fishing boat (by Diane Tammes) with the registration number KY 64 opposite a page with other fishing codes and boat names taken from the "Olsen Fisherman's Nautical Almanack" to create poems from the names. Finlay apparently also wished the name to bring to memory the poet Olson. VG_

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A collection of original papers, gallery proofs and the original photographs used for the production of the Ceolfrith Nr 65 publication which was the first major monograph on the poet and Stoneypath (later Little Sparta). The groop consists of:
The outer folder address by Finlay to Christopher Carrell at Ceofrith Bookshop; A hand drawn design for the poster for the exhibition with texts by Finlay in his own handwriting - we have never seen this poster and do not know if it was ever printed;
A text handwritten by Finlay for the blurb promotion the book;
A biography of Diane Tammes the photographer whose images were used in the book written by Finlay in his own hand;
The original typescript unused galley sheets reproducing the texts Finlay sent;
Eight original b/w photographs by Tammes used in the production showing Finlay sailing in his boat, flying toy gliders, sailing his model boats, in situ large sculptures and a kite. These were all taken in Stoneypath for the intent of publishing this book. Possibly unique and certainly vintage prints.
All in all an unique and important collection which shows the methods of production of one of Finlay's most important publications.

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