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Smitty's Cocks. Eight Woodengravings...Drawn & Carved for the Use of Smith Glass, 1955 - 1974...Introduction by… by  artist  Leonard - Hardcover - One of two hundred copies designed, printed by letterpress, and - 1998 - from Michael R. Thompson, Booksellers, ABAA/ILAB (SKU: 17059)

Smitty's Cocks. Eight Woodengravings...Drawn & Carved for the Use of Smith Glass, 1955 - 1974...Introduction by Carol J. Blinn.

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Smitty's Cocks. Eight Woodengravings...Drawn & Carved for the Use of Smith Glass, 1955 - 1974...Introduction by Carol J. Blinn.

by Baskin, Leonard, artist

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Easthampton, Massachusetts: Warwick Press, 1998 One of two hundred copies designed, printed by letterpress, and hand-bound by Carol J. Blinn at Warwick Press. Signed on the colophon by Baskin, Blinn, and Perry Smith, and initialed by Harold McGrath.. Red silk over boards with printed paper labels on front cover and spine. Red endpapers. . 5 in. x 7 in. . With eight wood engravings by Leonard Baskin, printed from the original blocks on Basingwerk paper, and an original Smith Glass & Mirror Co. framing label printed by Harold McGrath, Baskin's printer at the Gehenna Press. Letterpress printed in Monotype Spectrum on Biblio paper. A fine copy with the prospectus and a Warwick Press business card laid in. From the preface: "Smitty's Cock showcases eight unique and rare wood engravings by artist Leonard Baskin cut for Smith Glass & Mirror in Northampton, Massachusetts. The blocks were made over a nineteen-year span (1955 – 1974) to the delight of Louis & Sarah Smith for use on printed materials for their custom framing and glass business. A rare treat for Baskin collectors, only two of these blocks have been reproduced in Baskin's catalogue raisonné. The origin of the cock logo is lost but as Baskin says today, 'Lou Smith was if anything a great, noisy cock of the walk.' In her introduction, Carol J. Blinn writes of her association with Baskin, the Smiths, and Perry Smith, the owner of Smith Glass since 1974 and the owner of the blocks since Lou's death in 1997. This is a sweet gem of a book from the press."

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Bookseller
Michael R. Thompson, Booksellers, ABAA/ILAB US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
17059
Title
Smitty's Cocks. Eight Woodengravings...Drawn & Carved for the Use of Smith Glass, 1955 - 1974...Introduction by Carol J. Blinn.
Author
Baskin, Leonard, artist
Format/binding
Red silk over boards with printed paper labels on front cover and spine. Red endpapers.
Book condition
Used
Quantity-available
1
Edition
One of two hundred copies designed, printed by letterpress, and
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Warwick Press,
Place of Publication
Easthampton, Massachusetts:
Date Published
1998
Pages
[13] ff.
Size
5 in. x 7 in.
Size
5 in. x 7 in.

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About Michael R. Thompson, Booksellers, ABAA/ILAB

Our office is located in Los Angeles on West Third Street, between the Beverly Center and Farmer's Market. Though we gave up an open shop after more than thirty years, we welcome serious customers and dealers. We are normally open from 10 to 6 Monday through Saturday. Since some of our less expensive books are located in a temperature-controlled storage area offsite, you may want to call ahead of time to insure that the book you want to see will be available. We feature a stock strong in literature, history, Western philosophy, women's studies, education, history of science and fine printing and artists' books. We are members of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers. We have books from the 15th to the 20th century in all prices ranges. We do appraisals for income tax and insurance purposes. We purchase individual books and libraries. Proprietor: Carol Sandberg

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