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EARTHSHIP

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Ian Hamilton Finlay. EARTHSHIP
Wild Hawthorn Press, 1965 (Murray 4.6)
Rare multiple in printed box, less than 50 made. Silkscreen poem texts stapled together in box which can be taken out and exhibits beautifully – various permutations of the poem depending on arrangement of the organic curved shapes. A highly sought after and very hard to find piece by Finlay – an ingenious Concrete Poem.  (more…)

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Stuart Mills & Tarasque Press

When the poet Stuart Mills (1940–2006) founded the Tarasque Press in 1964 and, with Martin Parnell, opened the Trent Bookshop and organised the Nottingham Poetry Festival (1965), he established the city as a regional centre of avant-garde publishing. Jonathan Williams, the poet noted for the publications of his Jargon Society imprint, agreed to act as the festival’s compere. During 1965 Simon Cutts began to assist Mills with Tarasque’s agenda and the two poets struck up the relationship that generated and co-edited Tarasque magazine. Indeed the Tarasque Press became an epitome of the small press whose range of publishing was spearheaded by the magazine and complemented by poem-cards, postcards and poem-prints.

The word ‘Tarasque’ had been chosen by Stuart Mills because it denotes a fabulous beast, said to have once terrorised the Valley of the Rhône. The motif of the creature menaced from the magazine’s cover, breathing forth flame as if to visualise the fearsome tone of Tarasquethat Mills had modelled on Wyndham Lewis’s Blast (1914–1915). As a champion of the ‘small poem’, which was characterised by a ‘post-concrete’ lyrical brevity, the magazine offered a forum to the select group of writers approved by the two editors. Direct in its message and always professional in design, Tarasque had few parallels in the contemporary milieu of the little magazine. Indeed its polemic was antagonistic towards the cult of the ephemeral, the throwaway and the deliberately amateurish associated with avant-garde movements like Fluxus.

Mills and Cutts were both influenced by Ian Hamilton Finlay’s Wild Hawthorn Press, which they regarded as a model of contemporary practice. Indeed the Tarasque Press was among the first to participate in the process of collaboration that Finlay initiated to realise his works. In 1966 Tarasque began to produce a number of Finlay’s poem-prints and booklets. Once the painter, Ian Gardner, joined forces with the two poets his graphic sensibility enabled the Tarasque Press to develop the visual akin to the spirit of Wild Hawthorn. For Stuart Mills, the meeting with Finlay at Stonypath in southern Scotland during 1967 was the beginning of a lifelong and mutually inspirational friendship. This would culminate in 2004 with his publication ofDomestic Pensées, which comprised a copious selection of the aphoristic gems that Finlay had recorded in a notebook between 1964 and 1972.

Co-edited by Mills and Cutts, eleven issues of Tarasque were published between 1965 and 1971 (nos. 1–11/12), and the achievement of the Tarasque Press was summarised by the retrospective exhibition, Metaphor and Motif, at the Midland Group Gallery in Nottingham during 1972. While Simon Cutts departed for art school in Birmingham and then to London where he set up the Coracle Press, Stuart Mills began teaching on the art and design foundation course at Derby University and would continue to do so throughout the 1970s and 1980s. Ian Gardner was already teaching printmaking at the Bradford School of Art where, through meeting Patrick Eyres, he would propose launching New Arcadians.

Coincidental with the bankruptcy of the Trent Bookshop in 1972, Stuart Mills launched Aggie Weston’s and this occasional magazine ran to 21 issues between 1973 and 1984. Named after Aggie Weston, who had founded seamen’s homes, the magazine was intended as a refuge to poets, painters and photographers. Issue 2, for example, was devoted to Mill’s own photographs of Finlay’s Stonypath garden, and thus must have a claim to be the earliest publication to feature images of the place. The series of Poetspoems (2000–2005) was characteristic of Mills’s eclectic and enabling approach to small press publishing, as well as his twinkle-eyed wit. Each of these 21 small books was devoted to a selected poet who was invited to choose only eight poems for publication. He had cheerfully stolen the idea forPoetspoems from BBC radio’s long-running series Desert Island Discs, albeit with fulsome acknowledgement.

— Patrick Eyres. The New Arcadians – Tarasque Press


1. Books

Dienst, Rolf Gunter. Poems. 1965
Hawkins, Spike. Poems. 1965
Mills, Stuart. The Menagerie Goes for a Walk. 1965
Cutts, Simon. A Child’s Backend of the Year. 1966
Fisher, Roy. Ten Interiors. 1966
Cutts, Simon. Thirteen Preludes. 1967
Cutts, Simon. Claude Monet in his Water Garden. 1967
Cutts, Simon. A Package of Balloons. 1968
Cutts, Simon. Three Butterflies. 1968
Cutts, Simon. Landscape. 1968
Cutts, Simon. Rue Montorgueil decked out with Flags. 1968
Finlay, Ian Hamilton. Ocean Stripe 5. 1968
Fisher, Roy. Titles. 1968
Mills, Stuart. Last Poem Series I. 1968
Mills, Stuart.Calendar. 1968
Mills, Stuart. Window Days. 1968
Turnbull, Gael. Briefly. 1968
Cutts, Simon. The Blue Boat-train. 1969
Finlay, Ian Hamilton. Air Letters. 1969
Mills, Stuart. The Bridlepath is filled with Clouds. 1969
Cutts, Simon. Mr. G. White of Messrs. Green and White. 1970
Finlay, Ian Hamilton. 30 Signatures to Silver Catches. 1970
Mills, Stuart. Lines on Fields in Winter. 1971
Bann, Stephen. Field, after Francis Ponge. 1972


2. PRIVATE TUTOR

Private Tutor was the invention of Simon Cutts and ran from 1967 to 1970. Many of these one-sheet issues took the form of instructions and exercises, adopting the tone of the first issue which declared: “Assuming from the onset that the reader has little or no grounding in literature we will commence and continue in a very direct manner.” This was matched by the design of the masthead which featured a red L sign for Learner. The intention seems to have been to encourage poets to read more poetry and to read more critically. By issue four, the lessons on Hopkins and Logue etc…had been replaced by a sole photograph of some rocks; issue five was a poem by Edwin Morgan about “Making a Poem”; later numbers had texts by Stephan Bann, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Simon Cutts, and Stuart Mills. The issues were edited anonymously, from the Trent Book Shop.

Issues online

Ian Hamilton Finlay: Cards and Folding Cards

1. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. STANDING POEM 1 (PEAR / APPEAR)
ihf_pearappear(Edinburgh): (Wild Hawthorn Press), (1963)
First edition, single 11.25″ x 8″ sheet folded once, printed in two colors on one side. (Murray 4.1)

2. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. THE STAR IN ITS STABLE OF LIGHT
1964 (Murray 4.2)

3. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. STANDING POEM 2 (APPLE / HEART)
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(Edinburgh): (Wild Hawthorn Press), (1965)
First edition, single 9.5″ x 8″ sheet folded twice, printed in two colors on one side. (Murray 4.3)


4. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. STANDING POEM 3 (HEARTS)
1965 (Murray 4.4)

5. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. FIRST SUPREMATIST STANDING POEM
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(Edinburgh): The Wild Hawthorn Press, (1965)
First edition, single 7.5″ x 9″ sheet folded once, printed in two colors on one side. (Murray 4.5)




6. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. EARTHSHIP
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(Edinburgh): The Wild Hawthorn Press, 1965
First edition, paper sculpture in box with printed lid, 12″ x 8″, 50 copies (Murray 4.6)


7. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. STAR / STEER
1965 (Murray 4.7)

8. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. 3 BLUE LEMONS
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Edinburgh: Wild Hawthorn Press, 1968
First edition, postcard, 5″ x 6.5″. Printed by hand at the Salamander Press. (Murray 4.8)




9. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. 2, FROM THE YARD OF…
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Edinburgh: Wild Hawthorn Press, 1968
First edition, postcard, 6.5″ x 5″. Printed by hand at the Salamander Press. (Murray 4.9)


10. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. SEA POPPY 1
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(Edinburgh): Wild Hawthorn Press, 1968
First edition, postcard, 6.25″ x 6.25″. Set by Alistair Cant. (Murray 4.10)




11. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. SEA POPPY 2
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(Edinburgh): Wild Hawthorn Press, 1968
First edition, postcard, 6.25″ x 6.25″. Set by Peter Grant. (Murray 4.11)




12. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. THE LAND’S SHADOWS
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(Edinburgh): Wild Hawthorn Press, 1968
First edition, postcard, 10″ x 3.75″. Set by Ann Stevenson. (Murray 4.12)

13. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. FROM ‘THE ANALECTS OF FISHING NEWS’
1968 (Murray 4.13)

14. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. FROM ‘THE ILLUMINATIONS OF FISHING NEWS’
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Stonypath: (Wild Hawthorn Press), (1968)
First edition, postcard, 6.5″ x 5″. (Murray 4.14)



15. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. FROM ‘TA MYOIKA OF FISHING NEWS’
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Stonypath: (Wild Hawthorn Press), (1968)
First edition, postcard, 6.5″ x 5″. (Murray 4.15)



16. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. NET / PLANET
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(Stonypath): Wild Hawthorn Press, 1968
First edition, postcard, 4.75″ x 6.5″. Printed by hand at The Salamander Press. (Murray 4.16)




17. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. STANDING POEM 4 (POLE / NIGHT)
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Woodchester: Glevum Press, (1969)
First edition, single sheet folded six times to make seven panels, 4.5″ x 9″ (folded), 500 numbered copies, published as Opening Number 3, edited by John Furnival (Openings Press). (Murray 4.17)



18. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. 3 NAMES OF BARGES
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Stonypath: Wild Hawthorn Press, (1969)
First edition, postcard, 4.75″ x 6.5″. Illustrated by Margot Sandeman. (Murray 4.18)




19. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. POINT-TO-POINT
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Stonypath: Wild Hawthorn Press, (1969)
First edition, postcard, 6.5″ x 5″. Illustrated by Jim Nicholson. (Murray 4.19)




20. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. 4 SAILS
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Stonypath: Wild Hawthorn Press, (1969)
First edition, postcard, 5.5″ x 6.5″. Sandblasted glass by Ed Wright, photograph by J.W. Lucas. (Murray 4.20)




21. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. XMAS STAR
1969 (Murray 4.21)

22. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. SKYLARKS
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(Stonypath): Wild Hawthorn Press, (1970)
First edition, folding card with envelope, 3″ x 2″ (folded). (Murray 4.22)


23. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. VALSES POUR PIANO (WATER MUSIC)
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(Stonypath): Wild Hawthorn Press, 1970
First edition, card with envelope, 3.5″ x 2.5″. (Murray 4.23)


24. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. AZURE & SON
1970 (Murray 4.24)

25. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. ARCADIAN SUNDIALS
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(Stonypath): Wild Hawthorn Press, (1970)
First edition, folding card with enveloped, 6.25″ x 4.5″. Illustrated by Margot Sandeman. (Murray 4.25)


26. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. FROM ‘THE METAMORPHOSES OF FISHING NEWS’
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Stonypath: (Wild Hawthorn Press), (1970)
First edition, postcard, 6.5″ x 5″. (Murray 4.26)



27. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. A WATERLILLY POOL
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Stonypath: Wild Hawthorn Press, (1970)
Fitst edition, postcard, 4″ x 5.75″. Illustrated by Ian Gardner. (Murray 4.27)




28. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. STILL LIFE WITH LEMON
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(Stonypath): Wild Hawthorn Press, 1970
First edition, postcard, 6.5″ x 5″. (Murray 4.28)



29. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. LES HIRONDELLES
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Stonypath: Wild Hawthorn Press, (1970)
First edition, postcard, 4″ x 6″. Illustrated by Ron Costley. (Murray 4.29)





30. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. A PATCH FOR A RIP-TIDE: SAIL
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Stonypath: Wild Hawthorn Press, (1970)
First edition, postcard, 6.5″ x 4.5″. (Murray 4.30)



31. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. SHEAVES
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Stonypath: Wild Hawthorn Press, (1970)
First edition, single sheet folded twice to make three panels, with folder, 6″ x 6″ (folded). Typography by Ron Costley, printed by Shenval. (Murray 4.31)



32. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. A USE FOR OLD BEEHIVES
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(Stonypath): Wild Hawthorn Press, (1970)
First edition, folding card, 4.5″ x 4.5″ (folded). Illustration by Richard Demarco. (Murray 4.32




33. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. BOATS OF LETTERS
1970 (Murray 4.33)

34. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. XMAS ROSE
1970 (Murray 4.34)

35. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. ZULU ‘CHIEFTAIN’
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Stonypath: Wild Hawthorn Press, 1971
First edition, postcard, 6″ x 4″. Illustrated by A. Doyle Moore. (Murray 4.35)


36. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. A SEA STREET ANTHOLOGY
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Stonypath: Wild Hawthorn Press, (1971)
First edition, postcard, 6.5″ x 4.5″. Photograph by Gloria Wilson. (Murray 4.36)


37. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. HOMAGE TO DONALD MCGILL
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Stonypath: Wild Hawthorn Press, (1971)
First edition, postcard, 3.75″ x 5.75″, (500 copies). (Murray 4.37)





38. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. FLAGS
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Stonypath: Wild Hawthorn Press, (1971)
First edition, postcard, 6.5″ x 4.5″. (Murray 4.38)



39. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. THE SIGN OF THE NUDGE
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Stonypath: (Wild Hawthorn Press), (1971)
First edition, postcard, 5.5″ x 3.5″. (Murray 4.39)



40. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. THE HARBOUR
ihf_theharbourScotland: Wild Hawthorn Press, (1971)
First edition, postcard, 5″ x 6.5″. (Murray 4.40) 





41. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. THE OLD NOBBY
1971 (Murray 4.41)

42. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. SAIL / WAVES 1
1971 (Murray 4.42)

43. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. SAIL / WAVES 2
1971 (Murray 4.43)

44. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. I SAW THREE SHIPS
1971 (Murray 4.44)

45. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. A HEART-SHAPE
1971 (Murray 4.45)

46. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. BIRCH-BARK
ihf_birchbarkStonypath: Wild Hawthorn Press, (1971)
First edition, postcard, 4″ x 6.5″. Photograph by Diane Tammes. (Murray 4.46) 




47. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. DAISIES
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Stonypath: Wild Hawthorn Press, (1971)
First edition, postcard, 4″ x 6″, (500 copies). Illustrated by Ian Gardner. (Murray 4.47)




48. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. BOOK-FLAG
1971 (Murray 4.48)

49. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. THE LAND’S SHADOWS
1971 (Murray 4.49)

50. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. KITE: WILLING WINGS
1971 (Murray 4.50)

51. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. TREES-SHELLS
ihf_treesshells(Stonypath): Wild Hawthorn Press, (1971)
First edition, folding card, 2.75″ x 3.75″ (folded). Illustrated by Ian Gardner. (Murray 4.51)




52. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. CATCHES
1971 (Murray 4.52)

53. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. UNICORN
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(Stonypath): Wild Hawthorn Press, (1971)
First edition, folding card, 5″ x 4.25″, (350 copies). Photograph by Diane Tammes. (Murray 4.53)



54. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. ELEGY FOR WHIMBREL AND PETREL
ihf_elegy(Stonypath): (Wild Hawthorn Press), (1971)
First edition, folding card with illustration tipped in, 5″ x 8.25″ (folded), 150 copies (50 numbered and signed by Finlay and Gardner). Illustrated by Ian Gardner. (Murray 4.54)



55. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. XMAS MORN 1965
1971 (Murray 4.55)

56. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. A PITTENWEEM FANCY
1972 (Murray 4.56)

57. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. IS THERE A SHIP NAMED THE WAVE SHEAF?
ihf_isthereashipStonypath: Wild Hawthorn Press, (1972)
First edition, postcard, 4″ x 5.75″. Illustrated by Michael Harvey. (Murray 4.57)


58. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. HOMAGE TO E.A. HORNEL
ihf_homageeaStonypath: Wild Hawthorn Press, (1972)
First edition, postcard, 6″ x 4″. Photograph by Ian Hamilton Finlay. (Murray 4.58)


59. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. F1
ihf_f1(Stonypath): Wild Hawthorn Press, (1972)
First edition, folding card, 2.75″ x 7.25″ (folded). Photographs by John Roberts. (Murray 4.59)

60. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. THE END
ihf_theendStonypath: Wild Hawthorn Press, (1972)
First edition, postcard, 6″ x 4″. Illustration by Ian Gardner. (Murray 4.60)


61. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. HOMAGE TO SEURAT
ihf_homageseuratStonypath: Wild Hawthorn Press, (1972)
First edition, postcard, 4.25″ x 5.75″. Illustrated by Ron Costley. (Murray 4.61)


62. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. HOMAGE TO WALTER REEKIE’S RING NETTERS
ihf_homagewalter(Stonypath): Wild Hawthorn Press, 1972
First edition, postcard, 5.75″ x 4.25″. Illustrated by Ron Costley. (Murray 4.62)


63. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. KITE-ESTUARY MODEL
1972 (Murray 4.63)

64. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. IRON SHIP
ihf_ironship(Stonypath): Wild Hawthorn Press, (1972)
First edition, postcard, 6.25″ x 5.25″. Illustrated by Ian Gardner. (Murray 4.64)



65. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. HOMAGE TO JONATHAN WILLIAMS
ihf_homagejonathan(Stonypath): Wild Hawthorn Press, (1972)
First edition, postcard, 5.25″ x 7″. Illustrated by Michael Harvey. (Murray 4.65)




66. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. BLUE / WATER’S / BARK
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(Stonypath): Wild Hawthorn Press, 1972
First edition, single 9″ x 2″ sheet folded to make three panels, 3″ x 2″. Photograph by Diane Tammes. (Murray 4.66)


67. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. HOMAGE TO KANDINSKY
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Stonypath: Wild Hawthorn Press, (1972)
First edition, postcard, 4.25″ x 5.75″. Illustrated by Ron Costley. (Murray 4.67)




68. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. HOMAGE TO KAHNWEILER
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(Stonypath): Wild Hawthorn Press, (1972)
First edition, postcard, 5.25″ x 7″. Illustrated by Stuart Barrie. (Murray 4.68)


69. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. TYE CRINGLE
1972 (Murray 4.69)

70. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. DER TAG
ihf_dertag
Stonypath: Wild Hawthorn Press, (1972)
First edition, card, 4″ x 4″. Illustration by Ron Costley. (Murray 4.70)




71. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. ESTUARY CUPBOARDS
ihf_estuary
(Stonypath): Wild Hawthorn Press, (1973)
First edition, folding card, 4.75″ x 5.5″. Illustrated by Michael Harvey. (Murray 4.71)




72. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. THE SEA’S WAVES
1973 (Murray 4.72)

73. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. TRIM HERE
ihf_trimhere
Stonypath: Wild Hawthorn Press, (1973)
First edition, folding card, single 8″ x 3.5″ sheet gate-folded to 4″ x 3.5″. Illustrated by Michael Harvey. (Murray 4.73)



74. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. MID-PACIFIC ELEMENTS
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(Stonypath): Wild Hawthorn Press, (1973)
First edition, folding card, single 22.5″ x 3″ sheet folded to make five panels, 4.5″ x 3″.  (Murray 4.74)


75. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. TEA-CARDS
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(Stonypath): (Wild Hawthorn Press), (1973)
First edition, set of three postcards, 4″ x 6″, in collaboration with Simon Cutts. Published as “A Wild Hawthorn Press Tea-Card”. (Murray 4.75)

76. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. BATH ROUNDELS
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Stonypath: Wild Hawthorn Press, (1973)
First edition, postcard, 6″ x 4″. Photograph by George Oliver. (Murray 4.76)


77. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. HOMAGE TO POP ART
1973 (Murray 4.77)

78. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. MOWER IS LESS
1973 (Murray 4.78)

79. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. HOMAGE TO VICTOR SYLVESTER
1973 (Murray 4.79)

80. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. WILD HAWTHORN WEAPON SERIES No. 1
1973 (Murray 4.80)

81. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. LANDSCAPE/INTERIOR
1973 (Murray 4.81)

82. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. A CALM IN A TEA-CUP
1973 (Murray 4.82)

83. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. SCHIFF
1974 (Murray 4.83)

84. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. THE MEXICAN NAVY
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Stonypath: Wild Hawthorn Press, (1974)
First edition, postcard, 6″ x 4″. Illustration by Martin Fidler. (Murray 4.84)


85. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. HARLEQUIN
1974 (Murray 4.85)

86. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. THE LAST NORFOLK WHERRY
ihf_norfolk
(Stonypath): Wild Hawthorn Press, (1974)
First edition, folding card, single 6″ x 7.5″ sheet folded to make six panels, 2″ x 3.75″. Illustrated by Michael Harvey. (Murray 4.86)



87. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. DEFINITIONS OF LAWNS 2
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(Stonypath): Wild Hawthorn Press, (1974)
First edition, folding card, single 14″ x 2.5″ sheet folded to make three panels, 4.75″ x 2.5″. Illustrated by Michael Harvey. (Murray 4.87)

88. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. BOOKMARK
1974 (Murray 4.88)

89. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. BOBBIN
ihf_bobbin
(Stonypath): Wild Hawthorn Press, (1974)
First edition, folding card, 4.5″ x 3.5″. Illustration by Karl Torok. (Murray 4.89)


90. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. SWANS
1974 (Murray 4.90)

91. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. WILD HAWTHORN WEAPON SERIES No. 2, HOMAGE TO MAX BILL
ihf_maxbill
(Stonypath): Wild Hawthorn Press, (1974)
First edition, postcard, 4″ x 6″. (Murray 4.91)





92. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. NATIONAL FLAG SERIES: ARCADIA
ihf_flagarcadiaStonypath: Wild Hawthorn Press, (1974)
First edition, postcard, 4″ x 5.75″. Illustration by Ron Costley. (Murray 4.92)



93. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. NATIONAL FLAG SERIES: CYTHERA
ihf_flagcythera
Stonypath: Wild Hawthorn Press, (1974)
First edition, postcard, 5.75″ x 4″. Illustration by Karl Torok. (Murray 4.93)



94. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. FLOTTE DE PECHE
1974 (Murray 4.94)

95. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. ROTKEHLCHEN
ihf_rotkehlchen
(Stonypath): Wild Hawthorn Press, (1975)
First edition, postcard, 6″ x 4″. (Murray 4.95)


96. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. LULLABY
ihf_lullabyStonypath: Wild Hawthorn Press, (1975)
First edition, postcard, 4″ x 6″. Illustrated by John Andrew. (Murray 4.96)





97. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. SAIL/STAMP
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(Stonypath): (Wild Hawthorn Press), (1975)
First edition, postcard in printed envelope, 6″ x 4″. (Murray 4.97)

98. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. PANZER AM WALDRANDE
1975 (Murray 4.98)

99. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. CHERRY STONES
1975 (Murray 4.99)

100. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. MARINE PROTOTYPES
1975 (Murray 4.100)

101. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. THE DIVIDED MEADOWS OF APHRODITE
1975 (Murray 4.101)

102. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. PIERROT
1975 (Murray 4.102)

103. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. HOMAGE TO THE L.A. DOUST ART MANUALS
1975 (Murray 4.103)

104. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. A HOMAGE TO SIMON CUTTS
1975 (Murray 4.104)

105. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. EASTERTIDE
1975 (Murray 4.105)

106. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. HORLOGE DE FLORE
1975 (Murray 4.106)

107. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. TEA-KETTLE-DRUM
1975 (Murray 4.107)

108. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. NATIONAL FLAG SERIES: VALHALLA
ihf_flagvalhalla
(Stonypath): Wild Hawthorn Press, (1975)
First edition, postcard, 5.75″ x 4″. Illustrated by Michael Harvey. (Murray 4.108)

109. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. NATIONAL FLAG SERIES: UTOPIA
ihf_flagutopia
(Stonypath): Wild Hawthorn Press, (1975)
First edition, postcard, 5.75″ x 4″. Illustrated by Michael Harvey. (Murray 4.109)

110. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. STONYPATH GARDEN AND GALLERY SERIES: ‘THE GREAT PIECE OF TURF’ 
1975 (Murray 4.110)

111. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. STONYPATH GARDEN AND GALLERY SERIES: ‘U.S.S. NAUTILUS’ 
1975 (Murray 4.111)

112. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. STONYPATH GARDEN AND GALLERY SERIES: ‘ELEGIAC INSCRIPTION’ 
1975 (Murray 4.112)

113. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. CALENDAR 
1975 (Murray 4.113)

114. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. SMALL IS QUITE BEAUTIFUL 
1976 (Murray 4.114)

115. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. LYRES 1
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(Stonypath): Wild Hawthorn Press, (1975)
First edition, postcard, 4″ x 6″. Photograph by Carl Heideken. (Murray 4.115)



 

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Poor Old Tired Horse

Poor Old Tired Horse was published by Ian Hamilton Finlay’s Wild Hawthorn Press and ran for 25 issues from 1961 to 1967.

The magazine took its name from a line in Robert Creeley’s poem “PLEASE”, first appearing in A FORM OF WOMEN (Jargon, 1959):

This is a poem about a horse that got tired. 
Poor. Old. Tired. Horse.

It’s been called “one of the most important visual poetry magazines internationally” and helped introduce Concrete poetry to the UK.

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Poor Old Tired Horse

Poor Old Tired Horse was published by Ian Hamilton Finlay’s Wild Hawthorn Press and ran for 25 issues from 1961 to 1967.

1. Poor Old Tired Horse, Number One
whp_poth1Edinburgh: The Wild Hawthorn Press
First edition, single 11″ x 17″ sheet folded once to make four pages. (Murray 2.1)

Contributors: Pete Brown (England), Fyodor Tyutchev (1803-73) translated by Edwin Morgan (Scotland), Anselm Hollo (Finland), Alan Riddell (Scotland), Gael Turnbull (USA), Lorine Niedecker (USA), Tatsuji Miyoshi, and Ian Hamilton Finlay (Scotland).

2. Poor Old Tired HorseNumber Two
whp_poth2Edinburgh: The Wild Hawthorn Press
First edition, single 11″ x 17″ sheet folded once to make four pages. (Murray 2.2)

Contributors: Tuomas Anhava (Finland) translated by Anselm Hollo (Finland), Vladimir Mayakovsky (Russia) translated by Edwin Morgan (Scotland), Shimpei Kusano (Japan) translated by Cid Corman (USA), Jerome Rothenberg (USA), George Mackay Brown (Scotland), Gerry A. Zdanowicz (Poland), Lesley Lendrum (Scotland), Cid Corman (USA), Attila Jozsef (Hungary) translated by Edwin Morgan (Scotland), and Dave Ball (USA).

3. Poor Old Tired HorseNumber Three
Poor Old Tired Horse, Number 3Edinburgh: The Wild Hawthorn Press
First edition, single 11″ x 17″ sheet folded once to make four pages. (Murray 2.3)

Contributors: Robert Garioch (Scotland), Jonathan Williams (USA), Guillaume Apollinaire (France) translated by David Ball (USA), César Lopez Nunez (Cuba) translated by Jim Haynes (USA), Veng (Shetland), Larry Eigner (USA), R. Crombie Saunders (Scotland), Libby Houston (England), Edwin Morgan (Scotland), Giacomo Leopardi (Italy) translated by Edwin Morgan (Scotland), Lawrence Ferlinghetti (USA).

4. Poor Old Tired HorseNumber Four
whp_poth4Edinburgh: The Wild Hawthorn Press
First edition, single 11″ x 17″ sheet folded once to make four pages. (Murray 2.4)

Contributors: Georg Trakl, 1887-1914 (Germany) translated by Jay Corbett (England), Spike Hawkins (England), Heinrich von Morungen (Germany – 1222) translated by Anselm Hollo (Finland), J.F. Hendry (Scotland), Helen B. Cruickshank (Scotland), Tom McGrath (Scotland), Bernard Kops (England), Alexander McNeish (Scotland), Suzan Livingstone (Scotland), Lorine Niedecker (USA).

5. Poor Old Tired Horse, Number Five
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First edition, single 11″ x 17″ sheet folded once to make four pages, plus insert. (Murray 2.5)

Contributors: Andrei Voznesensky (USSR) translated by Edwin Morgan, e.e. cummings (USA), Alan Riddell (Scotland), Vasko Popa (Serbia) translated by J.F. Hendry (Scotland), Pete Brown (England), Tao Chien (China) translated by Cid Corman (USA), Armand Schwerner (USA), Hans Arp (Germany), Pablo Neruda (Chile), Theodore Enslin (USA), Pekka Lounela (Finland) translated by Anselm Hollo (Finland), Robert Garioch (Scotland), Marvin Malone (USA), and William McGonagall. Linocut by Alexander McNeish (Scotland).

6. Poor Old Tired Horse, Number Six
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Edinburgh: The Wild Hawthorn Press
First edition, single 11″ x 17″ sheet folded once to make four pages. (Murray 2.6)

Contributors: Bernard Kops (England), Larry Eigner (USA), J.F. Hendry (Scotland), Attila Jozsef (Hungary) translated by J.F. Hendry, Louis Zukofsky (USA), Mary Ellen Solt (USA), Guenter Grass (Germany) translated by Jerome Rothenberg (USA), Michael Shayer (England), and Spike Hawkins (England). Concrete poetry by Marcelo Moura (Brazil), Pedro Xisto (Brazil), Augusto de Campos (Brazil).

7. Poor Old Tired Horse, Number Seven
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Edinburgh: The Wild Hawthorn Press
First edition, single 11″ x 17″ sheet folded once to make four pages, plus insert. (Murray 2.7)

Contributors: Kurt Schwitters (Germany) translated by Lesley Lendrum (Scotland), Paul Celan (Germany) translated by Helmut Bonheim (USA), Robert Creeley (USA), Piero Heliczer (USA), Mario Trufelli (Italy) translated by Cid Corman (USA), Andrei Voznesensky (USSR) translated by Edwin Morgan (Scotland), Crombie Saunders (Scotland), Paul Blackburn (USA), Richard Huelsenbeck (Germany) translated by Jerome Rothenberg (USA), Robert Simmons (USA), Hamish McLaren (Scotland), and Bud Neill (Scotland). Illustrations by Bud Neill (Scotland), and Fernando Lemos (Brazil), and linocut by Alexander McNeish (Scotland).

8. Poor Old Tired Horse, Number Eight
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Edinburgh: The Wild Hawthorn Press
First edition, single 10.25″ x 16″ sheet folded once to make four pages. (Murray 2.8)

Contributors: Ian Hamilton Finlay (Scotland), Peter Stitt (Scotland), Yury Pankratov (USSR) translated by Edwin Morgan (Scotland), Andrei Voznesensky (USSR) translated by Edwin Morgan (Scotland), A. Khlebnikov (USSR) translated by J.F. Hendry (Scotland), Spike Hawkins (England), Andrei Voznesensky (USSR) translated by Anselm Hollo (Finland), Jonathan Williams (USA), Alexander Tvardovskii (USSR) translated by J.F. Hendry (Scotland), Velemir Khlebnikov (USSR) translated by Edwin Morgan (Scotland), and Mary Ellen Solt (USA). Illustrations by Vladimir Mayakovsky.

9. Poor Old Tired Horse, Number Nine
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Edinburgh: The Wild Hawthorn Press
First edition, single 10.25″ x 16″ sheet folded once to make four pages, plus insert. (Murray 2.9)

Contributors: Paul Fort (France), Lorine Niedecker (USA), Ronald Johnson (USA), Rocco Scotellaro (Italy), Libby Houston (England), John Gray (England), Paulo Marcos de Andrade (Brazil). Illustrations by Peter Stitt. Insert on folded sheet is Spring List of titles available from Wild Hawthorn, Jargon, Origin, and Castle Wynd.

10. Poor Old Tired Horse, Number 10, Concrete Number
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Edinburgh: The Wild Hawthorn Press
First edition, saddle-stapled sheets, 8″ x 10.25″, 8 pages, plus inserts. (Murray 2.10)

Contributors: Robert Lax (America), Eugen Gomringer (Switzerland), Anselm Hollo (Finland), Augusto de Campos (Brazil), Ian Hamilton Finlay (Scotland), Dom Sylvester Houedard (Guernsey), Edwin Morgan (Scotland). Inserted illustration by Robert Frame (Scotland). Other includes a Wild Hawthorn announcement of ‘new series of poem/prints’.

11. Poor Old Tired Horse, Number Eleven, Lollipop Number
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Edinburgh: The Wild Hawthorn Press
First edition, single 10.25″ x 16″ sheet folded once to make four pages. (Murray 2.11)

Contributors: Horace translated by Ronald Johnson (USA), Robert Simmons (USA), Ann McGarrell (USA), J.F. Hendry (Scotland), Guillaume Apollinaire translated by Edwin Morgan (Scotland), Renyo Laurano (Italy) translated by Edwin Morgan (Scotland), Christian Mogenstern (Germany) translated by Astrid Gillis (Scotland), Kurt Sigel (Germany) translated by J.F. Hendry (Scotland), Michael Shayer (England). Illustrations by John Picking (England).

12. Poor Old Tired Horse, Number 12
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Edinburgh: The Wild Hawthorn Press
First edition, saddle-stapled sheets, 8″ x 10.25″, 8 pages, plus insert. (Murray 2.12)

Contributors: Paul de Vree (Belgium), Mary Ellen Solt (USA), Edwin Morgan (Scotland), Dom Sylvester Houedard (Guernsey), J.F. Hendry (Scotland), Ian Hamilton Finlay (Scotland), Ernst Jandl (Austria), Lewis Carroll (England). Illustration by Jeffrey Steele (Wales). Insert advertising ‘international avant-garde publications from the Wild Hawthorn Press’.

13. Poor Old Tired Horse, Number 13
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Edinburgh: The Wild Hawthorn Press
First edition, single 9.5″ x 13.5″ sheet folded once to make four pages, plus inserts. (Murray 2.13)

Contributors: Mary Ellen Solt (USA), Guillaume Apollinaire translated by J.F. Hendry (Scotland), Marvin Malone (USA), Lorine Niedecker (USA), Jerome Rothenberg (USA), Ronald Johnson (USA), Ian Hamilton Finlay (Scotland), Nicole Rabetaud (France). Insert includes a Wild Hawthorn announcement of ‘new series of poem/prints’.

14. Poor Old Tired Horse, Number 14, Visual – Semiotic – Concrete
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Edinburgh: The Wild Hawthorn Press
First edition, single 9.5″ x 14″ sheet folded once to make four pages, plus inserts. (Murray 2.14)

Contributors: Pierre Albert-Birot (France), Ian Hamilton Finlay, Mary Ellen Solt, Heinz Gappmayr (Austria), John Furnival, Pedro Xisto (Brazil). Cover illustration by Finlay.

15. Poor Old Tired Horse, Number 15
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Ardgay: The Wild Hawthorn Press
First edition, saddle-stapled sheets, 6.75″ x 9.5″, 8 pages. (Murray 2.15)

Contributors: George Mackay Brown (Scotland), Eli Siegel (USA), Edwin Morgan (Scotland), Ian Hamilton Finlay (Scotland), Hamish MacLaren (Scotland), Theodore Enslin (USA), Libby Houston (England), R.L. Cook (Scotland). Illustrations by Margot Sandeman (Scotland).

16. Poor Old Tired Horse, Number 16, Sticks Stones / Names Bones
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Ardgay: The Wild Hawthorn Press, (1965)
First edition, saddle-stapled sheets, 6.5″ x 9″, 8 pages. (Murray 2.16)

Contributors: Pierre Albert-Birot (France) translated by Barbara Wright (England), Enrique Uribe (Spain), Francis Ponge (France) translated by D.M. Black (Scotland), Ernst Jandl (Austria), Ian Hamilton Finlay (Scotland), Eli Siegel (USA), Tristan Tzara (Hungary) translated by John Adlard (England), Herman Hesse (Germany) translated by Lesley Lendrum (Scotland), Barry Cole (England), Jonathan Williams (USA), Spike Hawkins (England). Woodcuts and handwriting by Edward Wright (England).

17. Poor Old Tired Horse: 17
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Ardgay: The Wild Hawthorn Press
First edition, saddle-stapled sheets, 4.75″ x 13″, 8 pages. (Murray 2.17)

Contributors: Robert Lax. Illustrations by Emil Antonucci.

 

18. Poor Old Tired Horse – 18
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Ardgay: The Wild Hawthorn Press, (1965)
First edition, saddle-stapled sheets, 6.5″ x 9″, 8 pages, plus insert. (Murray 2.18)

Contributors: writings and script by A.D. Reinhardt (USA). Illustrations by Bridget Riley (England).

19. Poor Old Tired Horse, no 19
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Fife: The Wild Hawthorn Press
First edition, saddle-stapled sheets, 6.5″ x 9″, 8 pages. (Murray 2.19)

Contributors: Ronald Johnson. Design: John Furnival.


20. Poor Old Tired Horse, POTH 20
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Fife: The Wild Hawthorn Press, (1966)
First edition, saddle-stapled sheets, 6.75″ x 9.5″, 8 pages. (Murray 2.20)

Contributors: Ian Hamilton Finlay (Scotland). Drawings by Peter Lyle (England).

21. Poor Old Tired Horse, 21
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Stonypath: The Wild Hawthorn Press
First edition, saddle-stapled sheets, 6.5″ x 9″, 8 pages. (Murray 2.21)

Contributors: Edgard Braga (Brazil). Typography and layout by Nigel Sutton (England).

22. POTH 22, Charles Biederman: An Art Credo
whp_poth22Stonypath: The Wild Hawthorn Press
First edition, saddle-stapled sheets, 6.5″ x 9″, 8 pages. (Murray 2.22)

Contributors: Charles Biederman. Typography by Philip Steadman. 


23. teapoth 23
whp_poth23Stonypath: The Wild Hawthorn Press
First edition, saddle-stapled sheets, 6.5″ x 9″, 12 pages. (Murray 2.23)

Contributors: Ronald Johnson (USA), Max Weber (USA), Theodore Enslin (USA), Pierre Albert-Birot (France) translated by Stephen Bann (England), Ian Hamilton Finlay (Scotland), Eli Siegel (USA), Gael Turnbull (England), George Mackay Brown (Scotland), Edwin Morgan (Scotland). Design by John Furnival.

24. Poor Old Tired Horse 24, Concrete Poetry at the Brighton (’67) Festival
whp_poth24Stonypath: The Wild Hawthorn Press, (1967)
First edition, saddle-stapled sheets, 6.5″ x 9″, 8 pages. (Murray 2.24)

Contributors: Graham Keen (photographs). Designed by Alistair Cant.


25. Poor Old Tired Horse, number 25, One Word Poems
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Stonypath: The Wild Hawthorn Press
First edition, saddle-stapled sheets, 6.75″ x 9.5″, 8 pages. (Murray 2.25)

Contributors: Ronald Johnson (USA), Edwin Morgan (Scotland), George Mackay Brown (Scotland), Eli Siegel (USA), Jerome Rothenberg (USA), Alkman (Greece) translated by Guy Davenport (USA), Hugh Creighton Hill (England), Stuart Mills (England), Pedro Xisto (Brazil), Alan Riddell (Scotland), Martin Seymour-Smith (England), Kenelm Cox (England), Giles Gordon (Scotland), Douglas Young (Scotland), Edward Lucie-Smith (England), Stephen Bann (England), Dick Steeler (USA), Astrid Gillis (Scotland), Oswald de Andrade (Brazil), Ernst Jandl (Austria), Gael Turnbull (England), Aram Saroyan (USA), Jonathan Williams (USA), Ian Hamilton Finlay (Scotland). Design and calligraphy by Jim Nicholson (Scotland).

The Wild Hawthorn Press

1. Niedecker, Lorine. MY FRIEND TREE
whp_myfriendEdinburgh: The Wild Hawthorn Press, 1962
First edition (February 1962), second edition (April 1962), stapled wrappers in printed dust wrapper, linocuts by Walter Miller, with an introduction by Edward Dorn, 7.5″x 5″, 40 pages. Designed by Walter Miller and printed by Shepherd in Edinburgh. (Murray 1.1)

2. Zukofsky, Louis. 16 ONCE PUBLISHED
whp_16onceEdinburgh: The Wild Hawthorn Press, 1962
First edition, stapled wrappers in printed dust wrapper, linocuts by James Gavin, 5″ x 8″, 44 pages. Printed by The Alna Press, and Castle Wynd Printers Ltd. A selection by his wife from 55 POEMS, ANEW, SOME TIME, and BARELY AND WIDELY(Murray 1.2)

3. FISH-SHEET ONE
whp_fishsheet 1Edinburgh: (The Wild Hawthorn Press), (1963)
First edition, broadside, single 8″ x 13″ sheet folded once as issued, printed recto only. Contributors: Pete Brown, Spike Hawkins, Ian Hamilton Finlay, J.F. Hendry, Anselm Hollo, Edwin Morgan. (Murray 1.3) 

4. Turnbull, Gael. A VERY PARTICULAR HILL
whp_averyEdinburgh: The Wild Hawthorn Press, 1963
First edition, stapled wrappers in printed dust wrapper, linocuts by Alexander McNeish, 8″ x 6″, 20 pages. (Murray 1.4)

5. de Campos Augusto. CIDADE / CITY / CITE
1964 (Murray 1.5)

6. Bann Stephen. FLEECE
1964 (Murray 1.6)

7. Mon, Franz. EPITAPH FUR KONRAD BAYER
1964 (Murray1.7)

8. Albert-Birot, Pierre. PARADIS
1964 (Murray 1.8)

9. Kriwet, Ferdinand. POEM / PRINT
1964 (Murray 1.9)

10. Furnival, John. POLAR
1965 (Murray 1.10)

11. Johnson, Ronald and Erik Satie. SPORTS AND DIVERTISSMENTS
whp_sports(Edinburgh): Wild Hawthorn Press, 1965
First edition, comb-bound, illustrations by John Furnival, 6.5″ x 9.5″, 11 pages. (Murray 1.11)





12. Lax, Robert. SEA POEM
1966 (Murray 1.12)

13. Vasarely, Victor. DRAWING
1966 (Murray 1.13)

14. Stoddart, Alexander. TERROR IS THE PIETY OF THE REVOLUTION
1986 (Murray 1.14)

… 

Ian Hamilton Finlay: Books and Booklets

1. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. THE SEA-BED AND OTHER STORIES
ihf_seabedEdinburgh: Castle Wind Printers Limited, (1958)
First edition of the authors first book with lino-cut illustrations by Zeljko Kujundzik, stapled sheets in illustrated dust wrapper, 5.5″ x 8.5″, 48 pages. (Murray 3.1)

 

2. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. THE DANCERS INHERIT THE PARTY
ihf_thedancersWorchester and Ventura: Migrant Press, 1960
First edition with lino-cut illustrations by Zeljko Kujundzik, saddle-stapled illustrated wrappers, 7″ x 8.5″, 35 pages. (Murray 3.2)



3. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. GLASGOW BEASTS, AN A BURD
ihf_glasgowEdinburgh, Wild Hawthorn Press, 1961
First edition (2nd edition, Feb 1962; 3rd edition, Jun 1962; 4th edition, Dec 1962) with paper cuts by John Picking and Pete McGinn, saddle-stapled wrappers in printed dust wrapper, 4.5″ x 6.75″, 32 pages. (Murray 3.3)

4. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. CONCERTINA
Wild Hawthorn Press, 1962 (Murray 3.4)

5. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. RAPEL
ihf_rapelEdinburgh: Wild Hawthorn Press, 1963
First edition, printed folder containing 11 printed sheets (a title page and 10 broadside concrete poems), 8.5″ x 10.5″. (Murray 3.5)



6. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. CANAL STRIPE SERIES 3
ihf_canal3Edinburgh: Wild Hawthorn Press, (1964)
First edition, saddle-stapled wrappers in printed dust wrapper, 8″ x 6″, 32 pages. (Murray 3.6)


7. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. CANAL STRIPE SERIES 4
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Edinburgh: Wild Hawthorn Press, (1964)
First edition, saddle-stapled wrappers in printed dust wrapper, 11″ x 7″, 16 pages. (Murray 3.7)

8. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. TELEGRAMS FROM MY WINDMILL
ihf_telegrams 1Edinburgh: Wild Hawthorn Press, (1964)
First edition, saddle-stapled wrappers in printed dust wrapper, 7.25″ x 4.5″, 36 pages. (Murray 3.8)

9. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. FUTURA 7
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(Stuttgart): Hansjörg Mayer, 1966
First edition, single sheet folded 4 times to make 8 panels, 6.25″ x 9.5″ (folded). (Murray 3.9)




10. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. OCEAN STRIPE SERIES 2
ihf_ocean2(Edinburgh): Wild Hawthorn Press, 1965
First edition, tape-bound stapled sheets in printed dust wrapper, 4″ x 5″, 14 pages. (Murray 3.10)




11. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. OCEAN STRIPE SERIES 3
ihf_ocean3(Edinburgh): Wild Hawthorn Press, 1965
First edition, tape-bound stapled sheets in printed dust wrapper, 5″ x 8″, 13 pages. (Murray 3.11)




12. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. CYTHERA
ihf_cythera
(Edinburgh): Wild Hawthorn Press, 1965
First edition, stapled sheets in printed dust wrapper, 8.25″ x 10″, 28 pages. Printed by the Salamander Press. (Murray 3.12)




13. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. CANAL STRIPE SERIES 8/6991
(Murray 3.13)

14. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. UND ALLES BLIEB WIE ES WAR
Universal Editions, 1965 (Murray 3.14)

15. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. PICTURE BOOK
(Murray 3.15)

16. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. AUTUMN POEM
ihf_autumn(Edinburgh): Wild Hawthorn Press, 1966
First edition, stapled sheets in printed dust wrapper, 6.5″ x 6.5″, 36 pages. Printed by The Salamander Press. Photographs by Audrey Walker. (Murray 3.16)


17. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. 6 SMALL PEARS FOR FOR EUGEN GROMRINGER
(Murray 3.17)

18. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. 6 SMALL SONGS IN 3’S
ihf_6smallsongs
(Edinburgh): Wild Hawthorn Press, 1966
First edition, saddle-stapled sheets in printed dust wrapper, 3.75″ x 8.25″, 24 pages. Linocuts by Zeljko Kujundzic. Printed by The Salamander Press. (Murray 3.18)



19. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. TEA-LEAVES & FISHES
ihf_tea(Edinburgh): Wild Hawthorn Press, 1966
First edition, plastic-clip bound sheets, 10″ x 4″, 29 pages. Printed by The Salamander Press. (Murray 3.19)

20. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. OCEAN STRIPE SERIES 4
ihf_ocean4(Edinburgh): Wild Hawthorn Press, 1966
First edition, saddle-stapled sheets, 5.5″ x 3.75″, 16 pages. Design and drawings by Emil Antonucci. (Murray 3.20)


21. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. HEADLINES EAVELINES
Openings Press, 1967 (Murray 3.21)

22. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. STONECHATS
ihf_stonechats
(Edinburgh): Wild Hawthorn Press, 1967
First edition, saddle-stapled sheets in printed dust wrapper, 4″ x 5″, 32 pages. Printed by hand at the Salamander Press. (Murray 3.22)



23. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. OCEAN STRIPE SERIES 5
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Nottingham: Tarasque Press, (1967)
First edition, stapled sheets in photographic dust wrapper, 6.5″ x 8″. Prints essays on phonic poetry by Ernst Jandl, Paul de Vree, and Kurt Schwitters. (Murray 3.23)


24. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. HEADLINES PONDLINES
(Murray 3.24)

25. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. CANAL GAME
Fulcrum Press, 1967 (Murray 3.25)

26. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. THE COLLECTED COALTOWN OF CALLANGE TRI-KAI
Screwpacket Press, 1968 (Murray 3.26)

27. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. AIR LETTERS
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(Nottingham): Tarasque Press, 1968
First edition, saddle-stapled sheets in printed dust wrapper, 4″ x 10″, 20 pages. Drawings by Robert Frame. (Murray 3.27)




28. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. THE BLUE AND BROWN POEMS
Jargon Press, 1968 (Murray 3.28)

29. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. 3/3’S
ihf_33s
(Edinburgh): Wild Hawthorn Press, 1969
First edition, saddle-stapled sheets in printed dust wrapper, 7″ x 8.25″, 12 pages. (Murray 3.29)




30. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. AFTER THE RUSSIAN
ihf_after
Woodchester: Openings Press, 1969
First edition, single sheet folded once to make four pages, 6″ x 8.5″. (Murray 3.30)




31. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. A BOAT-YARD
ihf_boatyard
(Edinburgh): Wild Hawthorn Press, 1969
First edition, single sheet accordion folded six times to make 14 panels, 4″ x 5″ (folded). (Murray 3.31)




32. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. LANES
ihf_lanes
(Edinburgh): Wild Hawthorn Press, 1969
First edition, stapled sheets in printed dust wrapper, 3.5″ x 8.25″, 30 pages. Printed by hand at the Salamander Press. Drawings by Margot Sandeman. (Murray 3.32)



33. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. WAVE
ihf_wave
(Edinburgh): Wild Hawthorn Press, 1969
First edition, stapled sheets in printed dust wrapper, 3.5″ x 2″, 20 pages. Printed by hand at the Salamander Press. (Murray 3.33)


34. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. RHYMES FOR LEMONS
ihf_rhymes(Edinburgh): Wild Hawthorn Press, 1970
First edition, accordion folded to make 16 printed panels, 4.5″ x 8″ (folded), 300 numbered and signed copies. (Murray 3.34)

35. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. FISHING NEWS NEWS
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(Edinburgh): Wild Hawthorn Press, 1970
First edition, single sheet folded six time to make 14 panels, 4″ x 3″ (folded), 375 numbered and signed copies. (Murray 3.35)


36. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. CEOLFRITH 5
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Sunderland: Ceolfrith Press, 1970
First edition, portfolio containing 18 separate pieces from exhibition of Finlay’s work with photographs by Diane Tammes, 8″ x 10″, 350 copies. (Murray 3.36)



37. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. ALLOTMENTS
(Murray 3.37)

38. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. 30 SIGNATURES TO SILVER CATCHES
ihf_30signatures
Nottinghamshire: Tarasque Press, 1970
First edition, stapled sheets in printed dust wrapper, 3″ x 8.75″, 38 pages, 300 numbered and signed copies. (Murray 3.38)

39. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. POEMS TO HEAR AND SEE
(Murray 3.39)

40. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. A SAILOR’S CALENDAR
ihf_sailors
New York: Something Else Press, 1971
First edition, ring-bound silkscreened cards, 5″ x 7″, 18 pages with tissue interleaves, (1,000 copies).(Murray 3.40)




41. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. THE OLSEN EXCERPTS
ihf_olsen
Gottingen: Verlag Udo Breger, 1971
First edition, saddle-stapled illustrated wrappers, 6″ x 6″, 20 pages. Photographs by Diane Tammes. (Murray 3.41)




42. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. A MEMORY OF SUMMER
ihf_memory
(Edinburgh): Wild Hawthorn Press, 1970
First edition, single sheet gate folded to make 6 panels, 7″ x 6″ (folded), 300 numbered and signed copies. Illustration by Jim Nicholson.  (Murray 3.42)


43. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. FROM ‘AN INLAND GARDEN’
ihf_inland
(Edinburgh): Wild Hawthorn Press, 1970
First edition, sewn sheets in printed dust wrapper, 4.25″ x 5.75″, 12 pages, 300 numbered and signed copies. Drawings by Ian Gardner. (Murray 3.43)



44. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. EVENING / SAIL 2
ihf_eveningsail
(Edinburgh): Wild Hawthorn Press, 1970
First edition, saddle-stapled sheets in printed dust wrapper, 5″ x 3.25″, 12 pages, 300 numbered and signed copies. Screen print by Girdwood. (Murray 3.44)

45. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. THE WEED BOAT MASTER’S TICKET
ihf_weedboat
Stonypath: Wild Hawthorn Press, (1971)
First edition, saddle-stapled sheets in printed dust wrapper, 4″ x 5″, 16 pages. Printed by hand at the Salamander Press. Drawings by Ian Gardner. (Murray 3.45)



46. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. SAIL / SUNDIAL
ihf_sailsundial
(Stonypath): (Wild Hawthorn Press), (1972)
First edition, saddle-stapled sheets in printed dust wrapper, 3″ x 3″, 12 pages.  (Murray 3.46)





47. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. JIBS
1972 (Murray 3.47)

48. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. KAMIKAZE BUTTERFLIES
1973 (Murray 3.48)

49. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. COPYRIGHT
1973 (Murray 3.49)

50. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. A FAMILY
ihf_afamily
(Stonypath): (Wild Hawthorn Press), (1973)
First edition, perfect-bound in printed dust wrapper with book mark laid in, 4.5″ x 6″, 9 pages. (Murray 3.50)



51. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. STRAIKS
1973 (Murray 3.51)

52. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. HONEY BY THE WATER
1973 (Murray 3.52)

53. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. EXERCISE X
ihf_exercisex
(Stonypath): Wild Hawthorn Press, 1973
First edition, saddle-stapled in printed dust wrapper, 3.75″ x 5.5″, 24 pages. Illustrated by George L. Thompson. (Murray 3.53)




54. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. HOMAGE TO ROBERT LAX
1974 (Murray 3.54)

55. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. A PRETTY KETTLE OF FISH
ihf_aprettykettle
(Stonypath): Wild Hawthorn Press, 1974
First edition, perfect-bound in photographic dust wrapper, 4.25″ x 4.5″, 24 pages, 350 numbered and signed copies. Photographs by Diane Tammes. (Murray 3.55)


56. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. SILLOUETTES
ihf_silhouettes
(Stonypath): Wild Hawthorn Press, 1974
First edition, sewn illustrated french-fold wrappers, 5″ x 11.25″, 4 pages. (Murray 3.56)




57. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. SNOW SAIL DROP FLAKE
1974 (Murray 3.57)

58. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. THREE SUNDIALS
1974 (Murray 3.58)

59. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. SO YOU WANT TO BE A PANZER LEADER
1975 (Murray 3.59)

60. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. AIR WATERS GRACES
1975 (Murray 3.60)

61. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. THE WILD HAWTHORN WONDER BOOK OF BOATS
ihf_wonderbookStonypath: Wild Hawthorn Press, (1975)
First edition, sewn sheets in illustrated french-fold wrappers, 4″ x 6″, 32 pages. Illustrated by Martin Fidler. (Murray 3.61)



62. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. A MAST OF HANKIES
1975 (Murray 3.62)

63. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. THE AXIS
1975 (Murray 3.63)

64. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. TROMBONE CARRIER
1975 (Murray 3.64)

65. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. TEXTBOOKLET 1
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(Stonypath): Wild Hawthorn Press, (1975)
First edition, single sheet accordion folded to make 9 panels, 2″ x 4″ folded.  (Murray 3.65)




66. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. IMITATIONS, VARIATIONS, REFLECTIONS, COPIES
1976 (Murray 3.66)

67. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. THE BOY’S ALPHABET BOOK
1976 (Murray 3.67)

68. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. THE WILD HAWTHORN ART TEST
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Stonypath: Wild Hawthorn Press, (1977)
First edition, saddle-stapled sheets in illustrated french-fold wrappers, 4″ x 5″, 20 pages. (Murray 3.68)



69. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. HOMAGE TO POUSSIN
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(Stonypath): Wild Hawthorn Press, (1977)
First edition, sewn sheets in illustrated french-fold wrappers, 5″ x 5″, 24 pages. Illustrated by John Borg Manduca.(Murray 3.69)



70. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. PETERHEAD POWER STATION PROJECTS
1978 (Murray 3.70)

71. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. TRAILBLAZERS
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(Stonypath): Wild Hawthorn Press, (1978)
First edition, sewn in illustrated wrappers, 3.75″ x 2.75″, 28 pages.  (Murray 3.71)



72. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. WOODS
1978 (Murray 3.72)

73. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. SF
1978 (Murray 3.73)

74. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. PETERHEAD FRAGMENTS
1979 (Murray 3.74)

75. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. DZAEZL
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(Stonypath): Wild Hawthorn Press, (1979)
First edition, saddle-stapled sheets in illustrated french-fold wrappers, 8.25″ x 6″, 16 pages. Illustrated by John Borg Manduca. (Murray 3.75)

76. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. TEXTBOOKLET 2
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(Stonypath): Wild Hawthorn Press, (1975)
First edition, single sheet accordion folded to make 9 panels, 2″ x 4″ folded. (Murray 3.76)



77. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. TEXTBOOKLET 3
1979 (Murray 3.77)

78. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. TWO BILLOWS
1980 (Murray 3.78)

79. Finlay, Ian Hamilton. WOODS AND SEAS
1980 (Murray 3.79)

… stay tuned for more updates…

Ian Hamilton Finlay & The Wild Hawthorn Press

Ian Hamilton Finlay (28 October 1925 – 27 March 2006) was a Scottish poet, writer, artist, and gardener. He briefly attended Glasgow School of Art and first made his reputation as a writer, ihf_olsenpublishing short stories and plays in the 1950s. In 1961 he founded the Wild Hawthorn Press with Jessie McGuffie and within a few years had established himself internationally as Britain’s foremost concrete poet.

The bibliographic information provided on the following pages generally utilizes (where referenced) the same format set forth by Graeme Murray’s IAN HAMILTON FINLAY & THE WILD HAWTHORN PRESS.

1. The Wild Hawthorn Press
2. Poor Old Tired Horse
3. Books and Booklets
4. Cards and Folding Cards


References consulted:

Bann, Stephen. IAN HAMILTON FINLAY: AN ILLUSTRATED ESSAY
Edinburgh: Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, 1972

Murray, Graeme. IAN HAMILTON FINLAY & THE WILD HAWTHORN PRESS
Edinburgh: Graeme Murray, 1990

Further reading:

Ian Hamilton Finlay online

POTH at UBU Web

Ian Hamilton Finlay

Finlay, Ian Hamilton. THE SEA-BED AND OTHER STORIES.
Edinburgh: Castle Wind Printers Limited, (1958)

First Edition of the authors first book with lino-cut illustrations by Zeljko Kujundzik. Stapled card wrappers, in a illustrated dustwrapper, 48 pages.

Short sketches, which contain no hint, aside from a preoccupation with maritime subjects, of the unusual works which would flow from Finlay’s imagination over the ensuing five decades. (Murray3.1)

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Looks for more posts of work from Ian Hamilton Finlay and the Wild Hawthorn Press in the coming weeks.