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Terminalia. From Ovid's Fasti
Gehenna Press, Northampton, MA, 1972. Quarto. (14)ff. One of thirty-five copies. Signed by Baskin at the colophon. Eight etchings, each signed and numbered in pencil, all depicting figures formed after the fashion of Roman boundary markers. These stele, with the exception of the bird marker, preserve perhaps the most human of features: heads and genitalia. In pairing this imagery with Ovid's lyrics in praise of Terminus, the Roman god of boundaries, Baskin suggests both unity and difference. Ovid's verses offer much of the same, lauding borders as places where people meet either in peace or in war. Text both in English and Latin. Beautifully bound in full morocco with blind-stamped rules and gilt-stamped titling. Very fine, housed in dropback box. Prospectus laid in. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers, Inc., ABAA [Boston, MA, U.S.A.]
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