Sunderland: Ceolfrith Press, 1970
Printed three part folder - 24.8 x 20.5cm content of 18 separate inserts consisting of essays, photographs, cards and publications. Photographs by Dianne Tammes.
Alongside a 1pp sheet of catalogue contents printed green on cream stock, the portfolio contains:
'Sailing Drifters' - envelope containing single sheet of quotations printed red and black letterpress on cream stock, folded twice inwards / folded bibliography for the poet, printed brown on cream stock
Wild Hawthorn Press bibliography, with an introduction by Douglas Eadie printed dark blue on brown stock, folded once
An essay by Simon Cutts, 2pp sheet, printed black on blue on both sides
'IAN HAMILTON FINLAY: Engineer and Bricoleur' by Stephen Bann - a 23 x 18.9 mm, stapled booklet with b/w illustrated covers reproducing a photograph of the stone poem 'Rose Bench', containing 7 page essay on Finlay's work
illustrations to Bann's essay and contained in separate printed envelope include: 'The Little Seamstress' colour facsimile printed brown and blue on cream stock
'Skylarks' - small folded b&w poem card in envelope
a b/w photograph of 'Pond Excerpt'
two b/w photographs of 'Model Boats'
a 21.5 x 16.5cm b/w photograph of the poet flying one of his model gliders
a 22 x 14cm, b&w photograph of a work 'Frogbit'
a 20.1 x 16.2cm, b/w photograph of a work 'KY'
a 21.9 x 17.3 b/w photograph of 'Water Weathercock'
A booklet, folded twice, printed silver on black stock of the exhibition items.
This is a very hard to find and important exhibition catalogue with extensive documentation of early Finlay activities. One of only 25 signed and numbered copies within the larger edition of 350 copies. Very good condition. Murray has this as 3.36.
We also own the original paste up/maquette/photgraphs for this publication - see listing in "unique works".