A Table in Ballybeg

Simon Cutts & Erica Van Horn

2021

64pp 4-colour offset 185 x 145mm casebound paper over boards. ISBN 9780906630631.An edition of 250 copies made at the time of the epidemic lockdown in all of Europe, but where life in our valley was much as it usually is, but with no visitors. We have endured almost a year eating our own food, with no abatement. No cafés to visit. No tables to travel to. No take-away. We live in a suspension of the past and of the imagined future, anticipating a time when we can hang up the apron, if only temporarily.

€20.00 N OW

seasonal words

Harry Gilonis

2021

236pp 175 x 125mm offset. 300 copies casebound. ISBN 9780906630648. These versions of Japanese haiku from various writers, translated by the poet, Harry Gilonis were initially sent out as a daily e-mail; initially to a handful of friends, but the number grew and grew. They were not begun with a set plan, nor duration; they went out from 17 September to 24 December; neatly dividing almost exactly into autumn and winter (by Japanese seasonal definitions). Harry Gilonis is a poet, editor, publisher, and critic writing on art, poetry, and music. Since the late 1980s he has written various books of poetry (published by Carcanet Press, among others), and has collaborated with other poets. His writing has been translated into Catalan, Gaelic, German, Polish, and Spanish. In 2018, The Guardian published Gilonis’ piece ‘a small alba’ as its Poem of the Week.

€25.00 P

A Short Essay on Ephemera

Simon Cutts

2020

A Short Essay on Ephemera was written for the book ‘Some Forms of Availability’, 2007 as a descriptive text dealing specifically with Coracle Ephemera, and as a critical and practical riposte to Steven Leiber’s ‘Extra Art: A Survey of Artists’ Ephemera’, 2001. It was first made in the form of a parallel spiral for a cardboard drinks mat in 2011, and later as a ceramic plate in 2015. Here it is printed on glass, with no particular function. Disc 62mm diam. Folio 17 x 39 cm. 20 numbered copies

€145.00 CB E

Percy Grainger’s Dash

Simon Cutts

2020

a history of the rehearsed dash made by the pianist and composer Percy Grainger, to arrive at the entry of the pianoforte in the second movement, the Adagio, of Grieg's Piano Concerto. 20pp 18.5 x 13.5 cm, casebound, with embossed cover image and coloured endpapers of the score and Grainger's footsteps to his entry, and three tipped-in images.

€20.00 CB

Unique Forms of Continuity in Space

Simon Cutts and Maud Cotter

2020

a collaboration surrounding Maud Cotter's altered hotwater bottle sculptures, referring in turn to the dynamic of Boccioni's work of the same title. 36pp 17.5 x 15 cm, casebound picnic paper over boards, with embossed cover image, and seven tipped-in images of the series, and a facsimile of the 20 cent euro coin holding an image of the futurist piece.

€20.00 P A/B C

Living Locally series 2002-2019

Erica Van Horn

2020

The complete series : 32 items, books, pamphlets, cards in box 27 x 19 x 6 cms. Some completely out of print, and this combined set is the only way they can be acquired. No.1-8 Some Words For Living Locally 2002, No. 9 Chaynie 2005, No.10 against mice burn sage 2007 No.11 Gifts from the Government 2007, No.12 Small Houses: Buildings of Tom Browne 2007 No.13 Eight Old Irish Apples 2008, No.14 Rosemary 2008, No.15 Weather Forecast 2008 No.16 Rain 2009, No.17 Eight Old Irish Potatoes 2011, No.18 Some More Words For Living Locally 2011 No.19 A Hot Drop 2012, No.20 Elderflower 2012, No.21Born in Clonmel 2012, No.22The Shop in Grange 2013 No.23 The Salute 2013, No.24 Signpost 2013, No.25 TEA 2013, No.26 Raft Race 2013, No.27 Blow-in 2014 No.28 springs, pins & spirals, blades, hinges & nails, spikes & staples 2014, No.29 BUS 2014 No.30 The Cock’s Step 2015, No.31I always have an audience1, 2015 No.32 Abroad 2015 No.33 Natural Cheese 2015, No.34 Printing Shed 2015, No.35 ABOVE 2016 No.36 A Misplacement of Lichen 2016, No.37 The Fermoy Pencil 2017, No.38 I always have an Audience No. 2 2019 No.39 Distemper Brush 2019, No.40 Knocklofty Bridge 2019.

€145.00 E / AB / W / O

A Walled Garden : A History of the Spandau Garden in the Time of the Architect Albert Speer

Ian Hamilton Finlay & Ian Gardner

2019

192pp 230 x 170mm, casebound in cloth with embossed image and headbands. ISBN 978-0-906630-60-0. A Walled Garden reproduces for the first time the complete set of watercolours from the early nineteen eighties that Ian Gardner made in collaboration with Ian Hamilton Finlay for the unpublished book, A Walled Garden: A History of the Spandau Garden in the Time of the Architect Albert Speer. Finlay conceived the project after corresponding with the former Third Reich architect in the late 1970s, shortly after the publication of Clara and Richard Winston’s English translation of, Spandau: The Secret Diaries (1976), Speer’s clandestine record of his twenty-year imprisonment in Spandau prison from 1946 to 1966, where one of his main pre-occupations was the making of a secret rubble garden from the debris of the courtyard. Co-published with St Paulinus and printed in an edition of 500, with an extensive commentary by Ross Hair.

€75.00 AB CB W

Descriptions of Literature by Gertrude Stein handwritten by Erica Van Horn

Gertrude Stein & Erica Van Horn

2019

144pp 150 x 140mm, casebound paper over boards. ISBN 978-906630-62-4. Gertrude Stein’s sentences Descriptions of Literature were written by hand. Her line length was not made by any particular decision. The length of her lines was determined by the width of her ruled notebook page. I did not worry about my line length being shorter than hers. I did not even think about it. Her sentences went from handwriting and later they were typeset and now they are handwritten again. This is just the way things sometimes happen. Writing someone else’s list has been a joy. Handwriting these sentences by Stein has provided me with a glorious kind of escape. It is not my writing. It is her writing. I am not the author. I am the writer. But as I am writing her writing, it demands all of my attention not to change things to make them into my own. As I write one of her sentences in this list of descriptions, I decide that the sentence I am writing right then is my absolute favourite of these sentences and then when I am involved in another sentence and I have to write it again and again to get it written right, I decide that that sentence is my favourite in this list of sixty-six sentences. Having a favourite is just a small thing because I am immediately on to the next sentence and once again I must copy and consider and write as carefully as my poor stiffening hand will allow. This is an exercise in restraint but it is a freedom too. I love the physical and hypnotic movement of my pen on the page. I love writing by hand.

€18.00 AB CB W