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Blake and the Youthful Ancients

Leonard Baskin (American, 1922–2000), Printer and Publisher Gehenna Press, Northampton, Massachusetts (American, founded in 1942)

Place of Publication: Northampton, Massachusetts, USA

Catalogue Raisonné

Fern-O'Sullivan 262-280; Gehenna Press: Work of Fifty Years (1992), 7


Overall: 18 x 15.2 x 1.2 cm (7 1/16 x 6 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with nineteen wood engravings

Not On View


Americas, Contemporary Art, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Northampton [MA]: The Gehenna Press, 1956) Octavo; [5 ff.], plus 19 plates, each with preceding printed guard tissue [1 f.]; original publisher’s half brown morocco (“Oasis niger”), marbled paper boards.

Portraits of William Blake and his circle.

Northampton [MA]: The Gehenna Press, 1956


Graphite below colophon: "Leonard Baskin / For Sam Glazer [sic] / with affection / Baskin / At Mirskis. Oct. 1956."


1971, year-end gift of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Glaser, Newton, MA to the MFA. (Accession date: January 12, 1972)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Glaser


© The Estate of Leonard Baskin