Voyages, Six Poems from White Buildings by Hart Crane, with wood engravings by Leonard Baskin. 1957, first edition of this beautiful fine press book.
Number 287 of 975 copies, SIGNED by Baskin. With 7 woodcut illustrations on Amalfi Italian handmade paper and on Moriki and Mending Tissue, both handmade in Japan. The highlights are, in my opinion, the image on the title page, and also the double-page print in the center of the book titled The Sea. Published by the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) New York City, and printed by Baskin at his Gehenna Press.
Softcover, string-bound wraps, title label. Near Fine in a Good folder.
Blindstamp of the former owner, Quincy, Illinois patron of the arts George Irwin, on the first blank; otherwise a superb copy, clean and unmarked. The illustrations are in excellent condition - the centerfold image does have some creasing toward the middle, but this is present in virtually every copy of this book. The book is housed in a cardboard folder that also has 2 title labels. The folder has one edge that has started to split; it's also a bit faded. But it's strong and secure and doing its job nicely.A great book with many merits and a little something for everyone. It's part of a long line of the MoMA collaborating with artists. It's an early title from Baskin's Gehenna Press.
The poems are from Crane's debut collection. And it's just a lovely book, printed and illustrated by one of the true masters of American book arts. This item is in the category "Books & Magazines\Antiquarian & Collectible". The seller is "books_n*at" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, Korea, South, Indonesia, Taiwan, South Africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Republic of, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Saint Lucia, Montserrat, Turks and Caicos Islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei Darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French Guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman Islands, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macau, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Vietnam, Uruguay.