Gehenna Press, 1974. 15 x 11 3/4. Title, colophon, and 66 wood engravings, woodcuts, and linoleum cuts by Leonard Baskin printed one to a leaf on Troya, and interleaved with backing sheets, plus 5 blanks. Signed by Baskin in the colophon. An unbound binder's copy with 64 of the prints signed by Baskin. Housed in a handsome cloth & decorated paper traycase by Barbara Blumenthal. Fine, with prospectus. Item #14959
A delightful range of Baskin's creatures from sea, land, and air. Printed by Harold McGrath in black, dark blue, dark green, and red. The image sizes range from less than an inch to 8 inches. Many of the blocks appeared in earlier works.
One of only a few copies with the prints signed, from an edition of 50. According to the prospectus, only 5 sets had all the engravings signed. These signed sets were offered in 1974 for $2500. This unbound set belonged to David Bourbeau, who had planned to make a special binding for it. It may have been one of the 5 signed sets; or it may have been specially signed for him. The edition was bound by Arno Werner, David Bourbeau, & Gray Parrot. Apparently not all 50 sets were bound or sold. The Work of Fifty Years #77.