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The Defense of Gracchus Babeuf before the High Court of Vendome

Illustrated by Thomas Cornell (American, born in 1937), Author Gracchus Babeuf (French, 1760–1797), Editor John Anthony Scott (American, born in 1916), Printer and Publisher Gehenna Press, Northampton, Massachusetts (American, founded in 1942), Printer Emiliano Sorini, Pratt Graphic Art Center, New York

Place of Publication: Northampton, Massachusetts, USA

Catalogue Raisonné

Gehenna Press: Work of Fifty Years (1992), 36


Overall (with portfolio): 32.2 x 22.4 x 2.4 cm (12 11/16 x 8 13/16 x 15/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 21 etchings

Not On View


Americas, Contemporary Art, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Northampton [MA]: The Gehenna Press, 1964) Folio, unbound; [2 ff.] 83 pp. [1 f.], plus 20 plates; original publisher’s brown calf portfolio, tan cloth slipcase, brown calf spine.

Portraits of French revolutionary figures

Northampton [MA]: The Gehenna Press, 1964


In graphite, below colophon: "Charlotte & Arthur with love from Esther & Leonard 22 F. 1965."


Mr. and Mrs. Arthur E. Vershbow, by whom given to MFA, December 31, 1972 (accessioned January 9, 1973).

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Vershbow