AUGURIES OF INNOCENCE. Wood Engravings by Leonard Baskin. William Blake.
AUGURIES OF INNOCENCE. Wood Engravings by Leonard Baskin.
AUGURIES OF INNOCENCE. Wood Engravings by Leonard Baskin.

AUGURIES OF INNOCENCE. Wood Engravings by Leonard Baskin.

The Print Club of Philadelphia, 1959. 5 1/2 x 9. Title, 9 pages, colophon, pressmark. Illustrated with 8 engravings. Grey paper wraps, cover label. Bookplates of Harold & Nancy Hugo. With an EXTRA SUITE of the 8 engravings, each signed, on Japanese vellum (with much finer impressions than those on the Fabriano text paper). These are laid into a folder bearing the title page & press mark, then into grey paper wrapper. A fine set. Item #17058

One of 40 copies with the extra, signed suite. According to the bibliography, these have a leather & board portfolio; but that is not the case here. The total edition was 250 copies: 100 for the Gehenna Press and150 for the Print Club. This is copy 56, signed by Baskin. Printed at the Gehenna Press. "This is a crucial book in the growth of the printer's typographic insight," writes Baskin, "...in it I begin to invent typographic structures of originality & sensitivity." Gehenna Press, The Work of Fifty Years 21, illustrated on pages 149-153.

Price: $1,500.00

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