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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