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The Gehenna Florilegium

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The Gehenna Florilegium

by Hecht, Anthony

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(Rockport, ME): Gehenna Press, 1998. Baskin, Leonard. Folio. (65)pp. From an edition of fifty, this is one of ten deluxe copies, accompanied by a page of Hecht's manuscript, three watercolor drawings by Baskin, one of the original woodcut blocks, and a suite of woodcuts printed in black with several colored by Baskin. Signed by both Hecht and Baskin at the colophon; Baskin has also signed each of the prints in the book. Hecht's poems, rich with earthy imagery to communicate the individual and common depths of grief and joy, are each faced with a colorful woodcut of a flower. Baskin's signature dark shading and rough edges capture both the gritty beauty of the plants themselves and their untidy but profound reflection of humanity. Bound by Claudia Cohen in full peach morocco, with rules in both blind and gilt, an artful gilt laurel design and yellow leather onlays to covers, matching gilt spine decoration onlaid. Drawings and extra suite housed in cloth-covered chemise. Housed, along with the book and block, in clamshell box.


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The Gehenna Florilegium
Hecht, Anthony
Baskin, Leonard
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Gehenna Press
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Bromer Booksellers specializes in rare and beautiful books. Owned and operated by Anne Bromer, who has been in the business of fine books for over fifty years, our shop carries a range of important private press books, designer bookbindings, illustrated books, children's books, and miniature books.


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Morocco is a style of leather book binding that is usually made with goatskin, as it is durable and easy to dye. (see also...[more]
clamshell box
A protective box designed for storing and preserving a bound book or loose sheets. A clamshell box is hinged on one side, with...[more]
The collective of the top, fore and bottom edges of the text block of the book, being that part of the edges of the pages of a...[more]
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in...[more]
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf....[more]
A folio usually indicates a large book size of 15" in height or larger when used in the context of a book description....[more]

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