Aesopic

1967
Typographical design by Leonard Baskin (American, 1922–2000), Calligrapher John Everett Benson (American, born in 1939), Poet Anthony Hecht (American, 1923–2004), Intro by Philip Hofer (American, 1898–1984), Printer Gehenna Press, Northampton, Massachusetts (American, founded in 1942), Publisher Society of Printers (American, founded in 1905)


Place of Publication: Northampton, Massachusetts, USA

Catalogue Raisonné

Gehenna Press: Work of Fifty Years (1992), 53

Dimensions

Overall: 20.4 x 21.5 x 1 cm (8 1/16 x 8 7/16 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

2007.1124

Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 25 wood engravings

Not On View

Collections

Contemporary Art, Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Illustrated books

(Northampton [MA]: The Gehenna Press [for the Society of Printers], 1967) Quarto; [16 ff.], plus loose plate; original publisher’s brown paper boards, printed paper label on spine.

Fables.


Northampton [MA]: The Gehenna Press [for the Society of Printers], 1967

Signed

Below colophon, graphite: "Leonard Baskin"; red pen: "Anthony Hecht"

Provenance

Carl Zahn, by whom given to MFA, 2007.

Credit Line

Gift of Carl Zahn

Copyright

© The Estate of of Leonard Baskin