Northampton: Gehenna Press, 1997. 11 x 16 1/2. (11) pages of text followed by 26 plates of etchings (most in color). Each copper engraving is numbered & signed by Baskin. Full stained green vellum by Daniel Gehnrich, gilt title & lizard on upper cover. In quarter green vellum & cloth traycase, with red morocco spine label. Fine copy with the 4-page prospectus, which bears two etchings. Item #11814
Baskin's essay concerns "natureselbstabguss" or nature casting by the 16th c. practicioners: Bernard Palissey (ceramic), Wenzel Jamnitzer (silver) and Andrea Riccio (bronze). Baskin's engravings of crabs, frog, sea urchin, spiders, & lizards were printed by Michael Kuch; text printed at Wild Carrot Letterpress, all on handmade paper. No. 11 of 26 signed copies.