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The Defense of Gracchus Babeuf Before the High Court of vendome/edited & Translated with an Essay on Babeuf By John Anthony Scott
Gehenna Press, Northampton 1964 - Large 4to, unbound signatures laid in a full leather chemise and encased in a stout buckram tray case with leather spine, as issued. Slight wear to the box else fine. One of 300 copies. With 21 magnificent portrait etchings by Thomas Cornell of leaders and precursors of the French Revolution: Voltaire, Rousseau, Diderot, Marat and others. Unsigned frontispiece of Babeuf and 20 portraits signed in pencil by Cornell. The first large scale project completely produced at the Gehenna Press. Designed by Leonard Baskin, who signed the colophon. Grolier Club, American Illustrated Books 1945-1965 (one of 40 books selected)> Brook, 36 The Gehenna Press. Baskin:".an example of an ideal that the press strove for in those years. A meaningful text, generally unavailable, set forth in handsome & apposite typography & enhanced with a set of etchings, woodcuts or lithographs, that enlarge or augment or deepen the text." Size: Large 4to [Attributes: Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Braiterman, Marilyn (ABAA member)]
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