Northampton: Double Elephant Press, 2001. Poems by American poet laureate Hecht and intaglios by Michael Kuch form a series of 12 fold-out triptychs. 8 x 15. In a black silk tri-fold binding which supports the unfolded sheets. A red window in the upper cover reveals the half-title. Fine in slipcase. Item #11495
Hecht's evocative poems of Biblical characters form a figurative minyan (the quorum to commence prayer under Jewish law). Two etchings (either black aquatints or color copper-plate etchings) flank each poem. Dedicated to the memory of Leonard Baskin. These poems had written by Hecht for Baskin's Gehenna Press. For many years, Kuch was the printer of Baskin's etchings. One of 70 copies hand printed in 16 point Spectrum on handmade Velke-Losiny paper.