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Fancies, Bizarreries & Ornamented Grotesques. Etchings by Leonard Baskin With an essay on The Arabesque by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The Eremite Press Leeds 1989. Number 25 of 35 copies. - [Colophon as printed]: "Thirty-five copies of 'Fancies, Bizarreries & Ornamented Grotesques' were achieved by The Eremite Press in the very early Spring of 1989. The etchings were printed from the original coppers by D. R. Wakefield of Howden, England. The Bembo type was cast at Harold Berliner's Typefoundry & printed by Arthur Larson. The edition is arranged as follows: copies numbered 1-3 have two extra suites, one hand-colored by the artist & the other in different inks & on other papers; copies 4-8 have the second suite of etchings; & copies 9-35 [this copy] comprise the regular edition. This is number 25 [signed] Leonard Baskin". Folio; 10 5/8 x 16", unnumbered pages of text & 24 etchings, each numbered & signed by Baskin, with tissue guards. Maroon morocco spine, fore-edges & arabesque front cover title label with gilt title & inlaid, gray spine label with red points & gilt title, marbled paper boards; bound by Gray Parrot & Co., with their label on back inner cover. In a similarly bound clamshell box featuring black morocco leather spine & fore-edges, with maroon spine label with gilt title & black, cloth-covered boards. With printed announcement inserted. Fine (as new). See: The Gehenna Press The Work of Fifty Years 1942-1992; # 92, pp. 105-106 Weight: 5 lbs. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]
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