Talisman and Signifiers

Ian Hamilton Finlay

1984

52pp 205 x 130mm offset and stapled, with translucent interleavings between images.Graeme Murray Gallery, Edinburgh, printed by the legendary Stella Press, Hatfield, Herts, who did many of the Finlay publications of earlier years. 1000 copies.

€45.00 AB

Antony Gormley

Lynne Cooke

1984

60pp 240 x 220mm 4-colour offset. Coracle Press for Salvatore Ala, New York. Almost the last days of innocence, detailing the earlier arte-povera workings to the bread and first lead pieces - a long way from the artists statement career-present coffee table catalogue now often found in landfill!

€35.00 C

With My Left Hand

Les Coleman

1982

28pp 170x 140mm printed offset and stapled. White Lies Publications ISBN 0-907447-01-5, to ressemble a miniaturised school exercise book, with metric tables on back cover. 12 drawings of mundane deliberation of near ephemeral objects, done with the artists unused hand. Complemented by Erica Van Horn with her 'With My Left Hand' later on

€25.00 AB

Tongue & Groove

Coracle

1982

8pp concertina leaflet for exhibition 260 x 110mm printed letterpress, containing notes on the premise of the show, and images and summary texts of the artists involved.

€15.00 C/CB

The South Bank Show

Coracle

1982

Boxed catalogue, the fourth in a lineage of 'Miniatures' 1977, 'Fo(u)ndlings' 1978 and 'On loan' 1980, as a format for housing differing works and artist. 84 cards, one per artist, held in a binders drop-lid box 120 x 170 x 35mm, printed offset. An array of forgotten and now well-known artists, with individual statements, and introductory essays by the galleries involved and Simon Cutts introduction to Coracle of the time.

€30.00 C/CB

The Delian Seasons

Jonathan Williams

1982

34pp 200 x 140mm, with illustrations by Karl Torok. Unique form of perfect binding held in formed acetate sleeve, with painted spine edge. Postscript note beyond the poems by the author. Edition of 500 copies with 50 signed copies by the author and artist, this one being No.39 of that 50.

€35.00 P

The Coracle in Docking

1982

12pp 155 x 115mm card cover and sewn, with map tip-in. Small brochure for the idea of a Coracle Centre to be made in Docking, Norfolk, from the beginning of 1983. The idea was never developed beyondan initial point, although the house and garden still exist and are used, and there have been several warehouses in that district. Printing took place from the late 1980's, the 1990's, and into the 2000's, as does the binding of books to this day with Stuart Settle in Oxwick.

€12.00 CB