Item #8115 A Primer of Birds. Ted Hughes, artist Leonard Baskin.
A Primer of Birds.
A Primer of Birds.
A Primer of Birds.
A Primer of Birds.
A Primer of Birds.

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A Primer of Birds.

Lurley in Devon: The Gehenna Press, 1981. Super 8vo (11” x 6.125”), marbled paper spine and boards with paper title pieces printed in red and black at upper cover and spine, deckled edges. [1] half title; [3] title page; [5] dedicatory poem; [7–41] text and woodcuts; [43] pressmark and colophon; 2 blank leaves. Bookplate of Wyman Parker at lower left corner of front paste-down. Three brief lines of pencil notes at upper left of rear paste-down. CONDITION: Covers very good, light wear to extremities, contents near fine.

One of 225 numbered copies, signed by Hughes and Baskin. This is copy 17. From the colophon: “Two hundred and fifty copies of this book were printed at The Gehenna Press, Lurley in Devon. The woodcuts were printed from the blocks; the paper is Dover, handmade at Maidstone, Kent, these copies are signed by the poet and the artist and are numbered one to two hundred twenty five. Twenty five copies have an additional suite of the woodcuts printed on a Japanese paper, signed and numbered I-XXV by the artist. The work was achieved on the press’ nineteenth century Columbian and finished during June MCMLXXXI.…”

REFERENCES: Baskin, The Gehenna Press : The Work of Fifty Years, 80.

Item #8115

Price: $1,250.00

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