Martin Parnel Tag

Nottingham: Tarasque Press, 1970
26 x 20cm, 1pp. Small broadside issued by The Trent Bookshop/Tarasque Press (formed by Stuart Mills and Martin Parnel in 1964) which had a different poet in each issue. This number has the Weed Boat Masters (sic) Ticket Preliminary test (Part One) - a faux examination where all of the questions appear to be about boats and fishing but have a humorous twist eg

6. Comment on the statement' (sic) "A ship is not a shoe sealed for seafaring'.

The "part two" of the test was published by Finlay's Wild Hawthorn Press as an artist's book in 1971 but this "first part" is an extremely rare item in VG+ condition.

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Nottingham: Tarasque Press, 1968
26 x 20cm, 1pp. Small broadside issued by The Trent Bookshop/Tarasque Press (formed by Stuart Mills and Martin Parnel in 1964) which had a different poet in each issue. This number has "Ian H. Finlay"'s Arcady poem and "Some Questions on the poem". We have written extensively on this work as a stand alone book elsewhere on this site. What is worth noting is that this is an extremely rare item in VG+ condition.

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