Item #14959 Birds & Animals. Leonard Baskin.
Birds & Animals.
Birds & Animals.
Birds & Animals.
Birds & Animals.
Birds & Animals.
Birds & Animals.
Birds & Animals.
Birds & Animals.
Birds & Animals.

Birds & Animals.

Gehenna Press, 1974. 14 1/2 x 11 /12. Six gatherings of 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. Signed by Baskin in the colophon. An unbound binder's copy with 64 of the prints especially signed by Baskin. Housed in a handsome cloth & decorated paper tray case by Barbara Blumenthal. Fine, with prospectus. Item #14959

A delightful range of Baskin's creatures from sea, land, and air., executed from 1952 to 1960. Printed by Harold McGrath in black, dark blue, dark green, and red. The image sizes range from less than an inch to 8 inches.

One of approximately 50 sets printed, this set belonged to the binder David Bourbeau. According to the prospectus, the edition of 50 was bound as follows: "in marbled paper over boards by Arno Werner" for $500, and 5 copies with all the prints signed by L. B., bound in full leather by Werner for $2500. According to The Work of Fifty Years #77 (which does not specify the binding materials) Arno Werner, David Bourbeau, & Gray Parrot all bound the sheets, and a few copies had all prints signed. It appears that few sets were actually completed. OCLC locates only 12 copies world wide.

Price: $7,100.00

See all items by