Catalogue of the Gehenna Press

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2012

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Table of Contents

Introduction
A    Administrative Correspondence & Papers, 1966-2005, n.d.
    A.1  Business correspondence, 1973-2005, n.d.
    A.2  Administrative Papers, 1971-2005
    A.3  Business journals and daybooks, 1968-2002
    A.4  Publicity & cuttings, [1966], 1996, 1998
    A.5  Suppliers catalogues & samples, 1969-2001, n.d.
B    Gehenna Press Exhibitions, 1969-97
    B.1  Fifty Years exhibition, 1987-96
    B.2  Other exhibitions, 1964-97
C    Gehenna and Eremite Press books, 1981-2005
    C.1  Primer of Birds, 1981
    C.2  A Gehenna Alphabet, 1982
    C.3  Diptera, a Book of Flies & Other Insects, 1983
    C.4  Unknown Dutch Artists, 1983
    C.5  Mokomaki, 1985
    C.6  Hermaika, 1986
    C.7  Icones Librorum Artifices, 1988
    C.8  Twelve Sculptors, 1988
    C.9  One German Dead, 1988
    C.10  Recollected Fragments of Ornament & Grotesque, 1988
    C.11  Some Marbled Papers, 1988
    C.12  Irises, 1988
    C.13  Fancies, Bizarries & Ornamented Grotesques, 1989
    C.14  Gypsy & Other Poems, 1989
    C.15  Effleurage, 1989
    C.16  Capriccio, 1990
    C.17  Sibyls, 1991
    C.18  Grotesques, 1991
    C.19  Jewish Artists of the Early & Late Renaissance, 1993
    C.20  Lepidoptera Fantastica, 1994
    C.21  A Book of Plains Indians, 1994
    C.22  Presumptions of Death, 1995
    C.23  Zapf's Civilite Disclosed, 1995
    C.24  Fleuronologia, 1996
    C.25  Semblant, 1996
    C.26  Magical Papers of Eric Carle, 1997
    C.27  Death Masks, 1997
    C.28  Artisans, 1997
    C.29  Nature's Mould, 1997
    C.30  The Gehenna Florilegium, 1998
    C.31  Howls & Whispers, 1998
    C.32  The Syndics of the Gehenna Press, 1999
    C.33  Masks, 1999
    C.34  Icones Librorum Artifices, Second Series, 2000
    C.35  A Book of Demons, 2001
    C.36  Oresteia, 2001
    C.37  Skulls, 2003
    C.38  Disconnected Sodality, 2005
D    Fragments, minor & unpublished works, 1956-2000, n.d.
    D.1  Fragments and minor works, 1956-2000
    D.2  Unpublished works, c. 1973, 1982-9, n.d.
E    Catalogues, prospectuses & printed ephemera, 1956-2005, n.d.
    E.1  Catalogues & prospectuses, 1956-2005, n.d.
    E.2  Printed ephemera & woodcuts, c. 1965-2004, n.d
F    Personal correspondence, papers, sketches & prints, 1971-2000, n.d.
    F.1  Personal correspondence, papers, sketches & prints, 1971-2000, n.d.
G    Photographs, c. 1979-2002, n.d.
    G.1  Photographs,c. 1979-80, 1981, c. 1984, 1992, 1994, 2000-2, n.d.


Papers of the Gehenna Press, mainly 1973-2005

Abstract:
The archive of the Gehenna Press, an American private press founded by the artist Leonard Baskin (1922-2000), which published from 1942-2005.

Shelfmarks: MSS. Gehenna Press a. 1-57, b. 1-90, c. 1-65, d. 1-48, e. 1-9, digital 1; MSS. Photogr. c. 494-5, e. 57

Extent: 273 shelfmarks
Language of Material: English, Italian, French

Organisational History

Leonard Baskin (1922-2000) founded the Gehenna Press in 1942 while a student at Yale. The first Gehenna Press book was On a Pyre of Withered Roses (1942), and the press then went into hiatus, until 1951's A Little Book of Natural History. Until 1953, books were printed in Worcester, Massachusetts and then, from 1956, the Press established an office in Northampton, Massachusetts at the Metcalf Printing Press. Between 1958 and 1976, Baskin employed Harold McGrath (d. 2000) as pressman, with the responsiblity for typesetting and printing. From 1957, Sidney Kaplan, a friend of Baskin's, became, as Baskin put it in the 1992 Fifty Years exhibition catalogue of the Press's works, 'the editor of the press' (p. 37). Additional 'syndics', or editorial supporters of the press, are celebrated in the 1999 Gehenna publication Syndics of the Gehenna Press.

In 1974, the Baskin family moved to Lurley Manor in Devon in England, expecting that the move would be permanent, and that the Press was effectively defunct. After several years of publishing dormancy, however, the Press was re-established at Lurley, a process which began with the purchase of presses in 1978. Bruce Chandler came from the US to assist in setting up the pressroom, and in printing the first books produced at Lurley. D. Robert Wakefield, a sculptor, who had, from 1974, assisted Leonard Baskin in his sculpture studio became the Gehenna Press's pressman and etching printer.

In Devon, the Baskins lived only twenty miles away from Baskin's friend and collaborator, the poet Ted Hughes, whose poetry featured in the first Gehenna Press book published from Lurley, Primer of Birds (1981) and in the subsequent books Mokomaki (1985), Capriccio (1990), Howls & Whispers (1998) and the posthumously printed Oresteia (2001). Other poet collaborators include James Baldwin, Anthony Hecht and Ruth Fainlight.

When, in 1984, the Baskins returned to the US to live in Leeds in Massachusetts they continuted to employ D.R. Wakefield to print etchings for the books and commissioned Ken Shure as a sales agent for its publications. During this time, from 1983's Unknown Dutch Artists until Fancies, Bizarries & Ornamented Grotesques in 1989, the Press published under the imprint Eremite Press (with the exception of 1988's Icones Librorum Artifices) to avoid the risk of a title/ownership dispute, dating from the early 1980s when the Press sold publishing rights to a Belgian, Jacques de la Cave.

The last book printed by Leonard Baskin himself was Blake and the Youthful Ancients (1956). Amongst other subsequent contributers, the letterpress printing was accomplished by Arthur (Art) Larson at Horton Tank Graphics, Daniel Kelleher at Wild Carrot Letterpress, Carol Blinn at Warwick Press and the Baskins' son Hosea Baskin, who printed Jewish Artists (1993) in Leeds. Arthur Larson also printed woodcuts, and Michael Kuch, etchings. The Oxbow Press (Roberta Bannister and Gail Alt), a photo-lithographic/offset printer, printed many of Gehenna's prospectuses and a few books as well, including The Gehenna Press: The Work of Fifty Years exhibition catalogue. Leonard Baskin continued to define the sensibility and typography and frequently the binding design of the books, as well as commissioning writers and illustrating the majority of the Press's works.

Scope and Content

The Gehenna Press archive mainly comprises the proofs and printing material of the Press's publications from 1981-2005, including some etching plates and woodblocks, and an Albion printing press made in 1877. The archive also includes Gehenna Press administrative papers and correspondence; papers and correspondence relating to exhibitions of the Press's books; a small sequence of the personal correspondence and papers of Leonard and and his wife Lisa Baskin; and photographs.

Bibliographical References

Baskin, Hosea & Baskin, Leonard, The Gehenna Press, The Work of Fifty Years 1942-1992, 1992 [Exhibition catalogue].

Arrangement

The administrative and personal papers and printed ephemera are in chronological order. The exhibitions papers are arranged by exhibition/venue. The bookfiles are in order of publication, and internally arranged by type (where present: boxed making copy, manuscripts, proofs, then printing material) and then as far as possible in chronological order within those sequences, or in their original order.

Glossary of terms
Annotated
As 'corrected' does not necessarily imply annotation, 'annotated' is the term used to indicate that a proofreader has marked the page with textual corrections or suggestions.
Colophon
(OED) The inscription or device, sometimes pictorial or emblematic, formerly placed at the end of a book or manuscript, and containing the title, the scribe's or printer's name, date and place of printing.
Cut-out
Proofs with lines or individual words from the text cut out, often to indicate the correct shaping of the text block for the printer, or because particular words were needed for a paste-up.
Dummy
A prototype version of a book indicating the final layout/order of pages, often including paste-up text and/or images.
Layout proof
A proof with measurements and/or guidelines included, to indicate to the printer where on the page the text or image should be placed.
Make-ready
Proofs taken in order to calibrate the printing press.
Making copy
Leonard Baskin's collection of texts and art from the creation of a book, often specially boxed.
Mock-up
A very rough design for the book, or for particular pages, often just including placeholder text indicating the order of texts and images.
Overprint
A proof comprising multiple imprints of an image, or text.
Page proof
A close-to-final version of the work, mainly with text and art combined on the page, and in colour (where used).
Paste-up
Text or art pasted onto another leaf, often used to indicate the correct placement or order of the text/art in the final version.

Custodial History

The papers were acquired by the Library in 2009 from Lisa Unger Baskin, Leonard Baskin's widow.

Acquisition

Partly gifted (via Lisa Unger Baskin) by Americans For Oxford, inc, October 2009 and partly purchased from the Baskin Family Trust, October 2009

Restrictions on Access

Some administrative and personal papers and correspondence are subject to closure periods.

Restrictions on Use

Copyright remains invested with the creators and their heirs. Permission must be sought from the copyright owners for any non-academic or commercial use of copies of the archive.

Separated Material

The archive includes an 1877 Albion printing press which is now held by the Bodleian Library's Bibliography Room.

A printed paper bag from an Amhurst, Massachusetts-based photocopying business, 'Collective Copies' (originally containing some photocopies in the archive) has been transferred to the John Johnson Collection of Printed Ephemera.

Related Material

See also a Leonard Baskin gouache painting of William Blake, MS. Eng. a. 2035, and a colour photographic portrait of Leonard Baskin with his wife Lisa Unger Baskin by Noel Chanan, MS. Photogr. a. 38 (descriptions in Single Items, Miscellaneous).

Preferred Form of Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Library [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Gehenna Press c. 1, fols. 1-2].

Family names (NCA Rules)

Baskin | family

Personal names (NCA RULES)

Baskin | Leonard | 1922-2000 | artist publisher

Corporate names (NCA Rules)

The Gehenna Press | x The Eremite Press

Place names (NCA Rules)

Lurley | SS 9214
Massachusetts | United States of America

Subjects (LCSH)

Etching -- American -- 20th century
Gehenna Press
Gehenna Press -- Exhibitions
Poetry -- 20th century
Private press books
Wood-engraving -- American -- 20th century

A   Administrative Correspondence & Papers, 1966-2005, n.d.

A.1   Business correspondence, 1973-2005, n.d.

Shelfmarks: MS. Gehenna Press c. 1-3, d. 1-2


Incoming business correspondence, 1973-8
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press d. 1
Extent: 17 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes:

  • (fol. 1) A letter from Anthony Hecht.
  • (fols. 7-12, 16-17) Letters from Ruth Fainlight including (fol. 9) a poem, 'Sibyls', by Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen, translated by Fainlight.

Incoming business correspondence, 1981-9
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press d. 2 = RES
Extent: 114 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes:

  • (fols. 2-3, 19, 95-6, 100, 103) Letters from Ruth Fainlight.
  • (fols. 4-14) Poetry by Ruth Fainlight, 'Responses to Leonard Baskin's Death Drawings'.
  • (fols. 45-6, 52-3) Letters from Michael Hamburger
  • (fol. 97) Letter from Ted Hughes.

Incoming business correspondence, 1990-8
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press c. 1 = RES
Extent: 201 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes:

  • (fols. 2-3, 7-8, 15, 20, 24-6, 28-9, 118, 135, 138) Letters from Ruth Fainlight.
  • (fols. 120-34) Letter from Arthur Larson of Horton Tank Graphics enclosing proofs of Zapf's Civilite type [see also the bookfile for Zapf's Civilite Disclosed]
  • (fols. 139, 142, 152-6, 158-60, 163-5, 178-9 197, 200) Letters from Anthony Hecht, (fol. 139) enclosing a Hecht poem 'Prospects'.
  • (fol. 157) Letter from Eric Kron
  • (fols. 166, 168) Letters from Sidney Berger

Incoming business correspondence, 1999-2000, 2002-5, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press c. 2 = RES
Extent: 36 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes:

  • (fols. 3, 8) Letters from Hermann Zapf
  • (fol. 12) Letter from Jonathan Maslow
  • (fol. 30) Letter from Isabel Downs

Outgoing (draft and copy) business correspondence, 1981, 1985-7, 1989-90, 1992, 1995-2000, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press c. 3 = RES
Extent: 38 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes:

  • (fols. 9-10) Letter to Ruth Fainlight.
  • (fols. 14, 16, 22, 32) Letters to Anthony Hecht.
  • (fols. 15, 18-21, 35) Letters to Seamus Heaney.
  • (fols. 36-7) Letters to Hermann Zapf.

A.2   Administrative Papers, 1971-2005

Shelfmarks: MS. Gehenna Press c. 4-5, digital 1


Administrative papers (legal, general accounting, inventories), 1971-2002
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press c. 4 = RES
Extent: 262 leaves

Scope and Content:

(fols. 1-6) Minutes/notes from three Gehenna Press meetings, 1989

(fols. 7-45) Legal records, including:

  • (fols. 7, 44-5) Legal-related correspondence, 1971, 1988
  • (fols. 8-21) Memorandum and Articles of Association, 1980
  • (fols. 22-36) Correspondence (incoming and draft outgoing) and papers concerning a printing partnership with Jacques de la Cave, 1981, 1985
  • (fols. 42-3) Publishing agreement for Gypsy & Other Poems (published 1989), 1988

(fols. 46-77) Insurance records, 1992-4

(fols. 78-89) Tax records, 1994-6, 1998

(fol. 90) Environmental protection, 1998

(fols. 91-2) A note relating to a Gehenna Press funding bid, n.d.

(fols. 93-165) General accounts and financial notes and statements, with some covering letters (passim), 1977, 1983, 1985-7, 1993-7. Includes:

  • (fols. 140-65) Some integrated accounts, sales and inventory records, forwarded by Ken Shure, 1994-7

(fols. 166-84) Individual book pricing accounts, 1983, 1985-6, 1991, 1995-6, 1999, 2001, n.d.

(fols. 185-95) Inventories, 1980, 1982, 1986, 1988-9

(fols. 196-217) Gallery consignments & secondary book and print sales, 1982, 1990, c.1991, 1996,-7, 1999, n.d.

(fols. 218-62) Sales data, 1982, c. 1983, 1991-4, 2002, n.d.

Note: See also an invoice for legal work, MS. Gehenna Press c. 5, fols. 82-4

Administrative papers (born-digital accounts and inventories), 1996-7
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press digital 1 = RES
Extent: 12 files

Scope and Content:

Accounts (deposits and cheques); sales database for Gehenna catalogues, Gypsy, Capriccio, Presumptions and Lepidoptera. Inventories.

Note: See also Book price summaries & lists and inventories, and Gallery consignments, secondary sales and sales data, in MS. Gehenna Press c. 4.

Administrative papers (quotes, invoices, task lists, addresses, notes), 1972-2005, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press c. 5 = RES
Extent: 387 leaves

Scope and Content:

(fols. 1-19) Quotes, estimates and work orders, 1979-80, c. 1988-9, 1995-9, 2004

(fols. 20-238) Incoming invoices and receipts (payment reminders kept with the original receipt), dated:

  • (fols. 20-39) 1978-9
  • (fols. 40-135) 1981-3, c. 1981-4, 1985-9
  • (fols. 136-203) 1990-3, 1995-9
  • (fols. 204-36) 2000-5
  • (fols. 237-8) n.d.

(fols. 239-40) Purchase orders, 1997, n.d.

(fols. 241-98) Outgoing invoices and purchases (arranged by sale), 1982-3, 2000, 2005

(fols. 299-316) Task lists, 1972, 1981, 1984, c. 1988, 1989, 1996-8, n.d.

(fols. 317-76) Address lists, comprising:

  • (fols. 317-56) Lists (including invitees and catalogue recipients), 1994, n.d.
  • (fols. 357-76) Assorted addresses, 1977, 1993, n.d.

(fols. 377-9) Gehenna bibliography, n.d.

(fols. 380-7) Assorted printing notes, n.d.

A.3   Business journals and daybooks, 1968-2002

Shelfmarks: MS. Gehenna Press a. 1


Visitor's book, c. 1981
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press a. 1
Extent: 13 leaves

Scope and Content:

Visitor's book, including Press daybook entries and enclosed ephemera.


Gehenna Press daybook, 1968-71, 1973-5, 1977, 1993, 2002
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press a. 1
Extent: 1 volume

Scope and Content:

Daybook, sporadic entries describing printing activity for the day. Includes inserted ephemera.

A.4   Publicity & cuttings, [1966], 1996, 1998

Shelfmarks: MS. Gehenna Press c. 6


Publicity & cuttings [1966], 1996, 1998
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press c. 6
Extent: 7 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • (fols. 1-4) Article on the press in Art in America, [1966]
  • (fol. 5) Book fair itinerary, 1996
  • (fols. 6-7) Gehenna advertisement texts, 1998

A.5   Suppliers catalogues & samples, 1969-2001, n.d.

Shelfmarks: MS. Gehenna Press c. 7-8, d. 3


Paper suppliers, 1975, 1977, 1979-81, 1986, 1995, 2001, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press c. 7
Extent: 275 leaves

Scope and Content:

Catalogues and samples from:

  • (fols. 1-102) T.N. Lawrence & Son (includes tool supply), 1980, n.d.
  • (fols. 103-80) Barcham Green & Company, 1975, 1977, 1979-81, 1984

(fols. 181-275) Catalogues and samples from:

  • Falkiner Fine Papers, n.d.
  • Antonio Cavaliere, 1986
  • Zecchi Paper, 2001, n.d.
  • Wookey Hole Mill, n.d.
  • Cardinal Mill, n.d.
  • Velke Losiny, n.d.
  • Atlantic Papers, 1995

Type and assorted suppliers, 1969, 1974, 1979-89, 1991, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press c. 8
Extent: 329 leaves

Scope and Content:

Catalogues and samples from:

  • Harold Berliner's Typefoundry (including Zapf's Civilite type samples), 1982-9, n.d.
  • Los Angeles Type, 1969
  • Foremost Typesetting, 1981
  • Mouldtype, n.d.
  • Golgonooza Letter Foundry, n.d.
  • Michael Bixler, 1988
  • Stinehour Press, 1979
  • City-Gate Inks, 1974, 1980, n.d.
  • New York Central Supply, n.d.
  • Assorted samples, 1991, n.d.

Riscatype catalogues, 1978, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press d. 3
Extent: 2 pamphlets + 1 volume

Scope and Content:

Catalogues and pricelist of Riscatype typefaces, 1978, n.d.

B   Gehenna Press Exhibitions, 1969-97

Note: See also framed images from Capriccio (1990), possibly used for an exhibition [MS. Gehenna Press a. 11], and exhibition photographs at MS. Photogr. c. 494-5, e. 57

B.1   Fifty Years exhibition, 1987-96

Shelfmarks: MS. Gehenna Press c. 9-12


Fifty Years exhibition, correspondence & papers 1987, 1989-94, 1996
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press c. 9 = RES
Extent: 479 leaves

Scope and Content:

Exhibition preliminaries, including:

  • (fols. 1-57) Proposal, exhibition contents lists, insurance and transportation arrangements, c. 1989-92
  • (fols. 58-130) Exhibition labels, c. 1992
  • (fols. 131-56) Mounting lists, c. 1989-92

Fifty Years venues (in order of hosting according to the exhibition catalogue: the Library of Congress hosted a special exhibition called 'Caprices & Grotesques'):

  • (fols. 157-98) Bridwell Library, Southern Methodist University, 1990-2
  • (fols. 199-215) Grolier Club, New York City, 1992
  • (fols. 216-47) University of Delaware, 1991-3
  • (fol. 248) Carnegie Mellon University, 1993
  • (fols. 249-55) Emory University, 1993
  • (fols. 256-60) Princeton University, 1992-4
  • (fols. 261-378) 'Caprices, Grotesques & Homages', the special exhibition at the Library of Congress, 1993-4
  • (fols. 379-83) Beinecke Library, Yale University, 1993-4

Exhibition lectures:

  • (fols. 384-474) Drafts of Leonard Baskin's lecture 'Impulsions to Print', given at Fifty Years exhibition venues including Delaware and the Library of Congress, 1987-96
  • (fols. 475-8) Draft of Leonard Baskin's talk or article 'A Note in re The Gehenna Press', 1994

The Gehenna Press: The Work of Fifty Years 1942-1992 catalogue, 1992
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press c. 10
Extent: 156 leaves

Scope and Content:

Book file, comprises:

  • (fols. 1-2) Mock-up
  • (fols. 3-9) Research, correspondence, notes
  • (fols. 10-156) Manuscript texts
Note: See also notes on Gehenna bibliography in MS. Gehenna Press c. 5

The Gehenna Press: The Work of Fifty Years 1942-1992 catalogue, 1992
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press c. 11
Extent: 318 leaves + 1 item

Scope and Content:

Book file, comprises:

  • (fols. 1-50) Typescripts of the introduction
  • (fols. 51-7) Title proofs
  • (fols. 58-80) Foreward and introduction galleys and proofs (includes correspondence)
  • (fols. 81-117) Text galleys, proofs and correction notes
  • (fols. 118-77) Art/exhibit proofs
  • (fols. 178-225) Page proofs
  • (fols. 226-67) Page proofs for special copies, with (fols. 239, 253, 267) Baskin-signed colophons
  • (fols. 268-92) Printer's typescripts
  • (fols. 293-313) Printer's layout material, including correspondence
  • (Item 1) Binding board
  • (fols. 314-18) Prospectus proofs

Fifty Years catalogue papers, 1991-2
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press c. 12 = RES
Extent: 44 leaves

Scope and Content:

Papers relating to the (fols. 1-29) publication, (fols. 30-38) advertising and (fols. 39-44) royalties of The Gehenna Press, The Work of Fifty Years exhibition catalogue

B.2   Other exhibitions, 1964-97

Shelfmarks: MS. Gehenna Press c. 13


Other exhibitions, 1964, 1987, 1990-2, c. 1995-6, 1997
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press c. 13
Extent: 135 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • (fols. 1-8) 'Art & Poetry of the Gehenna Press' c. 1995-6
  • (fols. 9-79) 'Poets at Gehenna, 1959-95', 1996-7 (includes (fols. 9-1, passim) notes written on the back of 'Lisa Baskin for Congress' campaign cards).

Assorted exhibitions, comprising:

  • (fol. 80) 'Mr Baskin's Exhibition', 1964
  • (fols. 81-3) 'Baskin's Bestiary' (comprising letters from Isabel Downs) 1987
  • (fols. 84-98) 'Baldwin/Baskin: portraits of James Baldwin & other works', 1990
  • (fols. 99-124) 'William Morris and His Heirs, A Kelmscott Centennial', 1991
  • (fols. 125-9) 'Leonard Baskin, Forty-four Years of Printmaking 1948-1992', 1992
  • (fols. 130-3) Exhibition at the Museo Jose Luis Cuevas, Mexico, 1996
  • (fols. 134-5) 'American Treasures of the Library of Congress', 1997

C   Gehenna and Eremite Press books, 1981-2005

Arrangement:

Book files are arranged in publication order, with each book arranged in the order (where extant): Baskin making copy; Baskin mock-up; research, manuscripts & drafts; text proofs; art proofs; page proofs; printer's matter; binder's matter; woodblocks and etching plates.

Texts have been arranged in publication order where this is clear from contents listings or numbered typescripts/proofs. Texts are arranged by set, progressively in chronological order of development as far as this can be discerned. Art is mainly arranged by image rather than set and the order of development is not always apparent, although images are arranged closer to a chronological order of development when they have been marked by the artist 1st state, 2nd state etc, where black and white precede colour proofs, or where the colour block prints that make up an image are extant. Where printed art is labelled, it is kept in publication order - although some art proofs have been kept in the artist's original order, especially if pasted down (as in all the making copies), or arranged by size (or) for conservation reasons.

All book files are dated with the year of publication only, even where some of the items in the file are individually dated.


Note: See also the book file for the exhibition catalogue, The Gehenna Press, The Work of Fifty Years (1992), MS. Gehenna Press c. 10-11

C.1   Primer of Birds, 1981

Shelfmarks: MS. Gehenna Press a. 2, c. 14, d. 4

Bibliographical References

Ted Hughes, A Primer of Birds, woodcuts by Leonard Baskin [poems by Ted Hughes], The Gehenna Press, 1981


Making copy, 1981
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press c. 14
Extent: 433 leaves + 2 items
Arrangement:

In original order.



Scope and Content:

Comprises the Artist's making copy, with:

  • (item 1) a box possibly made by the binder Nicholas Abrams
  • (item 2) an internal binding sample
  • (fols. 1-433) Mainly signed original prints, and text proofs, plus lists and notes and typescripts

Text proofs, 1981
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press a. 2
Extent: 41 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • (fols. 1-37) Text proofs
  • (fols. 38-41) Colophon proofs

Art proofs, 1981
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press d. 4
Extent: 16 leaves

Scope and Content:

Art proofs, with one Baskin sketch.

C.2   A Gehenna Alphabet, 1982

Shelfmarks: MS. Gehenna Press d. 5-9

Bibliographical References

A Gehenna Alphabet, the drawings by Leonard Baskin with aphorisms & poems by Sidney Kaplan, The Gehenna Press, 1982.


Mock-up, correspondence, typescripts, 1982
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press. d. 5
Extent: 114 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • (fols. 1-60) Baskin mock-up/paste-up of book
  • (fols. 61-101) Letters from the author, with corrections and comments and enclosed pamphlet forms of the book
  • (fols. 102-14) Annotated typescripts

Original drawings, 1982
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press d. 6
Extent: 27 leaves

Scope and Content:

Original drawings (in publication order).


Proofs (text and art), 1982
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press d. 7
Extent: 144 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • (1-4) Title proofs
  • (fols. 5-71) Text proofs
  • (fols. 72-116) Colophon & errata proofs, including colour block prints of the pressmark
  • (fols. 117-44) Complete set of engraver's art proofs (in publication order)

Page proofs, 1982
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press d. 8
Extent: 134 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • (fols. 1-80 Rough page proofs
  • (fols. 81-112) Full set of page proofs
  • (fols. 113-34) Incomplete set of page proofs

Printing and binding matter, 1982
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press d. 9
Extent: 100 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • (fols. 1-95) Printer's layout dummy
  • (fols. 96-100) Letters and sample die impressions from the binder, Gray Parrot

C.3   Diptera, a Book of Flies & Other Insects, 1983

Shelfmarks: MS. Gehenna Press c. 15-16, d. 10-11

Bibliographical References

Diptera, A Book of Flies & Other Insects, etchings by Leonard Baskin, note by Jose Yglesias, The Gehenna Press, 1983


Making copy, 1983
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press c. 15
Extent: 465 leaves + 2 items
Arrangement:

In original order.



Scope and Content:

Artist's making copy, with:

  • (items 1-2) A box and with an internal binding possibly made by the binder Gray Parrot

(fols. 1-416) Comprise mainly touched (and signed) original art and proofs, including:

  • (fol. 11) A letter from the author Jose Yglesias
  • (fols. 417-64) Working proofs of the title, text and colophon.

Manuscripts and proofs, 1983
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press d. 10
Extent: 76 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • (fol. 1) Contents list
  • (fols. 2-7) Title paste-up and text proofs
  • (fols. 8-76) Incomplete set of art proofs (in order as kept by Lisa Baskin)

Traycase, 1983
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press c. 16
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Diptera traycase, with internal (soft) binding and die sample, by Gray Parrot


Diptera etching plates, 1983
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press d. 11
Extent: 3 items

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • (Item 1) 'Cockroach' etching plate
  • (Item 2) 'Boatman' etching plate
  • (Item 3) 'Tsetse Fly' etching plate

C.4   Unknown Dutch Artists, 1983

Shelfmarks: MS. Gehenna Press c. 17-18

Bibliographical References

Unknown Dutch Artists, etchings and biographical notices by Leonard Baskin, The Eremite Press, 1983


Making copy, 1983
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press c. 17
Extent: 354 leaves
Arrangement:

In original order.



Scope and Content:

Artist's making copy, comprising (fols. 1-354) (passim) manuscripts and art and text proofs.


Making copy box, 1983
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press c. 18
Extent: 1 item

Scope and Content:

Box originally containing the artist's making copy of Unknown Dutch Artists. Box maker unknown.

C.5   Mokomaki, 1985

Shelfmarks: MS. Gehenna Press a. 3, b.1

Bibliographical References

Mokomaki, thirteen etchings of shrunken & tattooed Maori heads by Leonard Baskin & three poems by Ted Hughes, The Eremite Press, 1985


Making copy, 1985
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press b. 1
Extent: 281 leaves + 2 items
Arrangement:

In original order.



Scope and Content:

Artist's boxed making copy, in (item 1) box possibly made by the binder Gray Parrot containing (item 2) a loose binding and (fols. 1-281) the working papers for the book, including typescripts, text proofs (some annotated), and original art and art proofs (most signed, some touched).


Proofs & printing matter, 1985
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press a. 3
Extent: 27 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • (fols. 1-5) Title proofs
  • (fols. 6-11) Text proofs
  • (fols. 12-16) Colophon proofs
  • (fols. 17-21) Art proofs (in order as found)
  • (fols. 22-7) Title layout proof and printer's note

C.6   Hermaika, 1986

Shelfmarks: MS. Gehenna Press b. 2, d. 12

Bibliographical References

Hermaika, twenty eight drawings & a woodcut by Leonard Baskin, The Eremite Press, 1986


Mock-up and proofs, 1986
Shelfmark: MS. Gehanna Press b. 2
Extent: 56 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • (fols. 1-4) Manuscript mock-up
  • (fols. 5-19) Manuscript and paste-up titles and texts
  • (fols. 20-6) Annotated text proofs
  • (fols. 27-8) Colophon manuscript texts
  • (fols. 29-56) Art proofs (drawings then prints), arranged by image

Hermaika woodblocks, 1986
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press d. 12
Extent: 3 items

Scope and Content:

3 unmarked woodcuts, used for colour blocking. Item 3 is double-sided.

C.7   Icones Librorum Artifices, 1988

Shelfmarks: MS. Gehenna Press a. 4-5, b. 3-8, d. 11

Note: See also Icones Librorum Artifices, Second series (2000), MS. Gehenna Press b. 55-8, c. 50, d.11, d. 38

Bibliographical References

Icones Librorum Artifices, being actual, putative, fugitive & fantastical portraits of engravers, illustrators & binders. Etchings and notes by Leonard Baskin, The Gehenna Press, 1988


Making copy I, 1988
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press b. 3
Extent: 346 leaves + 1 item
Arrangement:

In original order.


Note: One item restricted.

Scope and Content:

Boxed artist's making copy, (item 1) box possibly made by the binder Gray Parrot. Comprises original folders containing:

  • (fols. 1-4) Manuscript contents lists
  • (fols. 5-17) Title page proofs
  • (fols. 18-32) Lists, considerations, correspondence from D. R. Wakefield, the etching printer

Individual folders containing (passim) manuscripts, annotated text proofs, sketch art, signed and unsigned art proofs, page mock-ups; for:

  • (fols. 33-49) 'Anne Allan'
  • (fols. 50-82) 'Johannes Teyler'
  • (fols. 83-105) 'Thomas Anselm of Pfortzheim'
  • (fols. 106-21) 'Jean de Tournes' & 'Simon de Colines'
  • (fols. 122-45) 'Ploos van Amstel'
  • (fols. 146-73) 'Crispin van de Passe'
  • (fols. 174-90) 'William Bradford'
  • (fols. 191-202) 'Clemence Housman'
  • (fols. 203-13) 'Sarah Prideaux'
  • (fols. 214-38) 'E.V.B.' [Eugenia Victoria Boyle]
  • (fols. 239-65) 'Christoff Jamnitzer'
  • (fols. 266-80) 'Tobias Stimmer'
  • (fols. 281-300) 'Charles Condor'
  • (fols. 301-46) Colophon

Making copy II, 1988
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press b. 4
Extent: 254 leaves + 1 item
Arrangement:

In original order.



Scope and Content:

Boxed artist's making copy, (item 1) box possibly made by Gray Parrot. Comprises original folders containing (passim) manuscripts, annotated and unannotated text proofs, sketch art, signed and unsigned art proofs, page mock-ups and page proofs; for:

  • (fols. 1-34) 'Etienne Delaune'
  • (fols. 35-69) 'Maria Sibylla Merian'
  • (fols. 70-89) 'Peter Flotner'
  • (fols. 90-111) 'Baltazar Sylvius'
  • (fols. 112-32) 'Dard Hunter'
  • (fols. 133-44) 'Albert Flamen'
  • (fols. 145-60) 'Jan Kleurprent'
  • (fols. 161-76) 'Alan Odle'
  • (fols. 177-214) 'James Guthrie'
  • (fols. 215-36) 'Daniel Berkeley Updike'
  • (fols. 237-54) 'Aubrey Beardsley'

Making copy III, 1988
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press b. 5
Extent: 197 + 1 item
Arrangement:

In original order.



Scope and Content:

Boxed artist's making copy, (item 1) box possibly made by the binder Gray Parrot, with (fols. 1-3) binding samples. Comprises original folders containing (passim) manuscripts, annotated and unannotated text proofs, sketch art, signed and unsigned art proofs, page mock-ups and page proofs; for

  • (fols. 4-30) 'Marcus Behmer'
  • (fols. 31-42) 'Arthur Pond'
  • (fols. 43-76) 'Jost Amman'
  • (fols. 77-99) 'Charles de Saint Aubin'
  • (fols. 100-16) 'Emily Faitful' [Faithful]
  • (fols. 117-42) 'Laurence Housman'
  • (fols. 143-63) 'Hester Inglis'
  • (fols. 164-83) 'Dick de Bry'
  • (fols. 184-94) Title manuscripts and proofs, notes, contents list
  • (fols. 195-7) Letter from the printer D.R. Wakefield and draft letter from Baskin to Wakefield, relating to etching printing

Preparatory material and text proofs, 1988
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press b. 6
Extent: 223 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • (fols. 1-9) Research, notes and (photocopy) manuscript texts
  • (fols. 10-11) Title proofs
  • (fols. 12-180) 6 sets of annotated and progressive text proofs, some sets incomplete
  • (fols. 181-96) Paste-up and cut-out proof sheets
  • (fols. 197-223) Approximately six (incomplete) sets of unannotated proofs

Text proofs, 1988
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press a. 4
Extent: 7 leaves

Scope and Content:

Larger-format title, text and colophon proofs, some in colour.


Colophon and page proofs, 1988
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press b. 7
Extent: 4 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • (fols. 1-2) Colophon proofs
  • (fols. 3-4) Two 'Alan Odle' page proofs

Layout proofs, 1988
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press b. 8
Extent: 69 leaves

Scope and Content:

Printer's layout proofs, including tissue cut-out proofs.


Printing matter, 1988
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press a. 5
Extent: 22 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • (fols. 1-8) Large-format printer's layout text proofs
  • (fols. 9-22) Printing lists and assorted printer's notes, including a message from the printer, Art Larson (enclosures missing or dispersed)

Icones [volume 1] etching plates, 1988
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press d. 11
Extent: 3 items

Scope and Content:

Three etching plates:

  • (Item 1) 'Anselm' portrait
  • (Item 2) 'Beardsley' portrait
  • (Item 3) 'Guthrie' portrait

C.8   Twelve Sculptors, 1988

Shelfmarks: MS. Gehenna Press d. 13-14

Bibliographical References

Twelve Sculptors, a book of monotypes with short notes on the monotypes & the sculptors by Leonard Baskin, The Eremite Press, 1988


Making copy, 1988
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press d. 13
Extent: 164 leaves + 1 item
Arrangement:

In original order.



Scope and Content:

Artist's boxed making copy in a (item 1) box possibly made by the binder Gray Parrot, comprising (fols. 1-164) original art, manuscripts, proofs and monotypes, including (fols. 70-93) a soft-bound copy of the text.


Manuscripts and proofs, 1988
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press d. 14
Extent: 20 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • (fol. 1) Title or binding manuscript mock-up
  • (fols. 2-20) Unannotated text proofs.

C.9   One German Dead, 1988

Shelfmarks: MS. Gehenna Press b. 9, c. 19, d. 15, e. 1

Bibliographical References

One German Dead by Jose Yglesias with a composite portrait of Jose Yglesias by Leonard Baskin, The Eremite Press, 1988


Making copy and typescripts, 1988
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press c. 19
Extent: 86 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • (fols. 1-33) Unboxed making copy (paste-up art proofs with printed text inserts)
  • (fols. 34-86) Annotated typescript, with an (possibly unrelated) enclosed manuscript note and typescript poetry fragment

Art proofs, 1988
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press b. 9
Extent: 14 leaves

Scope and Content:

Art proofs (most signed), arranged by image, as found.


Unsigned art proofs, 1988
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press e. 1
Extent: 21 leaves

Scope and Content:

Unsigned art proofs (arranged by image).


Page proofs, 1988
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press d. 15
Extent: 28 leaves

Scope and Content:

Page proofs/gatherings (text only).

C.10   Recollected Fragments of Ornament & Grotesque, 1988

Shelfmarks: MS. Gehenna Press b. 10, c. 20

Bibliographical References

Recollected Fragments of Ornament & Grotesque, a book of monotypes by Leonard Baskin, The Eremite Press, 1988


Making copy, 1988
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press b. 10
Extent: 163 leaves + 1 item
Arrangement:

In original order.



Scope and Content:

Artist's boxed making copy, (item 1) box probably created by the binder, Gray Parrot. Comprises:

  • (fols. 1-34) Manuscript texts (by Baskin)
  • (fols. 35-139) Titles, original art and monotypes
  • (fols. 140-63) Printed texts (some annotated) and signed colophons

Proofs and binding matter, 1988
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press c. 20
Extent: 34 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • (fols. 1-8) Typescript text
  • (fol. 9) Title manuscript
  • (fols. 10-29) Annotated text and colophon proofs (one signed)
  • (fols. 30-3) Page proofs
  • (fol. 34) Binding sample

C.11   Some Marbled Papers, 1988

Shelfmarks: MS. Gehenna Press c. 21

Bibliographical References

Some Marbled Papers by Gray Parrot, The Eremite Press, 1988


Proofs and binding matter, 1988
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press c. 21
Extent: 23 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • (fols. 1-20) Unannotated text proofs
  • (fols. 21-3) Binding samples

C.12   Irises, 1988

Shelfmarks: MS. Gehenna Press c. 22

Bibliographical References

A Book of Etchings, Irises by Leonard Baskin, The Eremite Press, 1988


Making copy, 1988
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press c. 22
Extent: 233 leaves + 2 items
Arrangement:

In original order.



Scope and Content:

Artist's making copy, in (item 1) a box probably created by the binder Gray Parrot. Comprises (fols. 1-2) a mounted leather binding sample, (fols. 4-24) title designs, (fols. 3, 25-227) sketches, paintings and printed art proofs (many signed) plus (fols. 228-33) manuscript titles and colophons (no other text). Now also includes (item 2) a small leather binding sample not originally kept in this box.

C.13   Fancies, Bizarries & Ornamented Grotesques, 1989

Shelfmarks: MS. Gehenna Press b. 11, c. 23-4, e. 2

Bibliographical References

Fancies, Bizarries & Ornamented Grotesques, etchings by Leonard Baskin with an essay on the arabesque by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, The Eremite Press, 1989


Making copy I, 1989
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press c. 23
Extent: 271 leaves + 1 item
Arrangement:

In original order.



Scope and Content:

Artist's making copy, in (item 1) a box probably created by the binder Gray Parrot. Comprises (fols. 1-14) manuscript title-page mock-ups, (fols. 15-271) manuscript art and (mostly signed) art proofs


Making copy II, 1989
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press c. 24
Extent: 112 leaves + 1 item
Arrangement:

In original order.



Scope and Content:

Artist's making copy, in (item 1) a box probably created by the binder Gray Parrot. Comprises (fols. 1-112) Original art and printed art proofs.


Mock-up, 1989
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press e. 2
Extent: 26 leaves

Scope and Content:

Manuscript mock-up of the book.


Manuscript and text proofs, 1989
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press b. 11
Extent: 58 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • (fols. 2-3) Manuscript layout mock-up (in order as found, possibly not connected with this book)
  • (fols. 4-50) Manuscript and paste-up title mock-ups, plus printed titles with a covering letter from the printer Art Larson
  • (fols. 51-4) Unannotated text proofs
  • (fols. 55-7) Colophon proofs (one annotated)
  • (fol. 58) `A note to Baskin from the printer Art Larson, enclosure missing or dispersed.

C.14   Gypsy & Other Poems, 1989

Shelfmarks: MS. Gehenna Press c. 25-7

Bibliographical References

Gypsy & Other Poems by James Baldwin, portrait of James Baldwin by Leonard Baskin, The Gehenna Press, 1989


Making copy I, 1989
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press c. 25
Extent: 97 leaves + 2 items
Arrangement:

In original order.



Scope and Content:

In (item 1) a box possibly made by Daniel Gehnrich or Claudia Cohen. Making copy, comprising:

  • (item 2) A label or binding sample
  • (fols. 2-4) Title manuscript and proofs
  • (fols. 5-40) Annotated text proofs
  • (fols. 41-53) Manuscript mock-up with unsigned portrait proof
  • (fols. 54-66) Signed original drawings with signed colophon
  • (fols. 67-97) Signed and unsigned portrait proofs

Making copy II, 1989
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press c. 26
Extent: 145 leaves + 1 item
Arrangement:

In original order.



Scope and Content:

In (item 1) a box possibly made by Daniel Gehnrich or Claudia Cohen. Making copy includes:

  • (fols. 1-30) Photocopied typescripts
  • (fols. 31-72) Unannotated text proofs
  • (fols. 73-85) Paste-up text
  • (fol. 86) Manuscript colophon
  • (fols. 87-145) Signed portrait proofs

Mock-up, research, galleys, text & art proofs, printer's matter, 1989
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press c. 27
Extent: 219 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • (fols. 1-14) Mock-up
  • (fols. 15-34) Newspaper clippings on James Baldwin
  • (fols. 35-54) Typescript poems
  • (fols. 55-66) Two sets of galleys
  • (fols. 67-9) Title proofs
  • (fols. 70-103) Two sets (plus one leaf) annotated text proofs
  • (fols. 104-55) Assorted unannotated text proofs, with colophon proofs
  • (fols. 156-7) Two unsigned portrait proofs
  • (fols. 158-70) Page proofs (text only)
  • (fols. 171-219) Printer's paste-up layout proofs

C.15   Effleurage, 1989

Shelfmarks: MS. Gehenna Press a. 6, b. 12-14, d. 16

Bibliographical References

Effleurage, etchings by Anna Maria Bartolini, introduction by Mario Graziano Parri, The Gehenna Press, 1989


Typescript, galleys and proofs, 1989
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press b. 12
Extent: 37 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • (fols. 1-9) Annotated typescript introduction (in Italian)
  • (fols. 10-12) Annotated galleys (introduction text, in English)
  • (fols 13-37) Three sets (plus two leaves) annotated text proofs

Text proofs, 1989
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press b. 13
Extent: 17 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • (fols. 1-10) Two sets of unannotated text proofs
  • (fols. 11-17) Manuscript and annotated colophon proofs

Art proofs, 1989
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press d. 16
Extent: 28 leaves

Scope and Content:

Art proofs, unsigned (in order as found).


Page proofs/extra sheets, 1989
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press a. 6
Extent: 25 leaves

Scope and Content:

Page proofs (or extra/unused sheets) with numbered and signed art. Art pages in order as found.


Printing matter, 1989
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press b. 14
Extent: 36 leaves

Scope and Content:

Printer's paste-up and layout proofs, with a manuscript title page mock-up.

C.16   Capriccio, 1990

Shelfmarks: MS. Gehenna Press a. 7-11, b. 15, d. 17-18, e. 3

Bibliographical References

Capriccio, poems by Ted Hughes, engravings by Leonard Baskin, The Gehenna Press, 1990


Making copy, 1990
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press a. 7
Extent: 476 leaves + 1 item
Arrangement:

In original order.



Scope and Content:

Artist's boxed making copy, in (item 1) a box possibly made by the binder Gray Parrot. Comprises:

  • (fols. 1-79) Annotated typescripts and printing notes (in a folder labelled 'Capriccios preparatory material')
  • (fols. 80-128) Titlepage colour blocks and proofs, with an original painting
  • (fols. 129-439) Original art and printed art and colophon proofs, many signed, arranged in folders by image (No folder 6, 'Systole Diastole'; (fols. 277-337) 'Flame', folder 22, is combined with folder 14/15, 'The Smell of Burning').
  • (fols. 440-60) Assorted original and printed art, (including ?unpublished images labelled 'The Demon of the Skull').
  • (fols. 461-76) Text proofs and printing notes
Note: See also a similar ephemera design to the art for the Capriccio poem 'Chlorophyll' (originally 'Phoenix Rising') in MS. Gehenna Press b. 86, fols. 139-140

Contents lists, correspondence and typescripts, 1990
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press d. 17
Extent: 31 leaves
Note: One item restricted

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • (fols. 1-3) Lists of poems
  • (fols. 4-7) Letters from Ted Hughes, concerning corrections (enclosures missing or dispersed)
  • (fols. 8-31) One set of numbered, annotated typescript poems (page 16 missing), plus an incomplete set of unnumbered typescripts
Note: See also a letter from Ted Hughes partially relating to Capriccio in MS. Gehenna Press d. 2, fol. 97

Text and art proofs, 1990
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press a. 8
Extent: 206 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • (fols. 1-12) Title proofs
  • Four sets of annotated text proofs: (fols. 13-17) first set incomplete; (fols. 18-47) second set proofread by Carl Sesar; (fols. 48-77) third set proofread with notes by Baskin and Hughes; (fols. 78-97) fourth set annotated in Carl Sesar's hand
  • (fols. 98-109) Colophon proofs
  • (fols. 110-46) Art proofs (incomplete set, some possibly press make-ready proofs). In order according to Making Copy: 'Locket', 'Systole Diastole', ?'Fanaticism', 'Snow' (plus ?a mounted trial image of 'Snow'), 'Possession', 'The Error'
  • (fols. 147-206) Page proofs, including two colophons signed by Ted Hughes

Page proofs, 1990
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press a. 9
Extent: 37 leaves

Scope and Content:

Larger format page proofs (some with printer's layout annotations) for: title page, 'Systole Diastole', 'Snow' (includes the illustration for 'Snow' with text from 'Chlorophyll' and 'Pit and the Stones' and 'Snow'), 'Smell of Burning', colophon.


Printing matter, 1990
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press a. 10
Extent: 186 leaves + 3 items

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • (fols. 1-25) Printer's notes
  • (fols. 26-143) Printer's dummy (paste-up text proofs with layout information, and paper trials)
  • (fols. 144-68) Photocopy art proofs with layout information (in order according to Making Copy). No 'Folktale' image, ?'Snow' and 'Rules of the Game' are combined, 'Shibboleth' and the colophon/pressmark image (a tarantula spider) are combined.
  • (fols. 169-82) Paper samples
  • (fols. 183-6) Binder's notes (with one letter from Gray Parrot); (items 1-3) 2 cloth samples, binding board

Framed images, c. 1990
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press a. 11
Extent: 1 item

Scope and Content:

Framed image proofs (signed, and touched, black & white and coloured) of ?'Snow'. Possibly used for a Gehenna Press exhibition.


Capriccio woodblock 258, 1990
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press d. 18
Extent: 1 item

Scope and Content:

Capriccio block number 258, half-title colour block


Capriccio woodblock 259, 1990
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press b. 15
Extent: 1 item

Scope and Content:

Capricco block number 259, title page.


Cappricio woodblocks 261-2, 1990
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press e. 3
Extent: 5 items

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • (items 1-4) Four colour blocks (all numbered 261) of 'Folktale'
  • (item 5) One woodblock, number 262, for 'Folktale'

Cappricio etching plates, 1990
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press d. 11
Extent: 2 items

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • (item 1) Title etching plate
  • (item 2) 'The Pit and the Stones' etching plate.

C.17   Sibyls, 1991

Shelfmarks: MS. Gehenna Press a. 12-18, b. 16, c. 28, e. 4

Bibliographical References

Sibyls a book of poems by Ruth Fainlight, woodcuts by Leonard Baskin, The Gehenna Press, 1991


Typescripts, 1991
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press c. 28
Extent: 69 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises poem typescripts, with letters from Ruth Fainlight. (fols. 45-68) One set of typescripts includes photo prints of Baskin's art.


Title proofs, 1991
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press a. 12
Extent: 44 leaves

Scope and Content:

Title proofs


Text proofs, 1991
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press a. 13
Extent: 55 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • (fols. 1-11) Poem title proofs
  • (fols. 12-24) Complete set of unannotated text proofs
  • (fols. 25-32) Incomplete set of paste-up and partial proofs
  • (fols. 33-4) Two numbered copies of the text of 'Egg Mother'
  • (fols. 35-47) Unannotated set of proofs (missing 'Egg Mother')
  • (fols. 48-55) Colophon manuscript and proofs

Colour trial and touched art proofs, 1991
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press a. 14
Extent: 159 leaves
Arrangement:

In order according to the numbered typescripts in MS. Gehenna Press c. 28



Scope and Content:

Colour trial and touched art proofs, most signed, arranged in original folders, as found. Includes 'Florentine Sibyls' (unpublished). Missing 'Profiles' and 'Elegant Sibyl'.


Art proofs, 1991
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press a. 15
Extent: 108 leaves
Arrangement:

In order according to the numbered typescripts in MS. Gehenna Press c. 28



Scope and Content:

Additional art proofs, most unsigned. Includes some colour trial proofs. Complete set.


Page proofs, 1991
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press a. 16
Extent: 43 leaves
Arrangement:

In order according to the numbered typescripts in MS. Gehenna Press c. 28.



Scope and Content:

Page proofs. Includes two title pages; missing 'Inward'; extra 'Elegant Sibyl'; with Fainlight- and Baskin-signed colophon.


Printing matter, 1991
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press a. 17
Extent: 108 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • (fols. 1-13) Printer's typescript poem photocopies
  • (fols. 14-108) Printer's paste-up dummy, with layout notes

Printing and binding matter, 1991
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press a. 18
Extent: 34 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • (fols. 1-19) Printer's title and text layout proofs
  • (fols. 20-34) Printer's notes and samples, plus a binding sample

Sibyls woodcuts, 1991
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press e. 4
Extent: 2 items

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • (item 1) Woodcut number 253, Sibyls title page
  • (item 2) Woodcut number 254, illustration for 'Inward'

'Sibyl Hands' woodcut 1991
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press b. 16
Extent: 1 item

Scope and Content:

(item 1) Woodcut number 256, 'Sibyl Hands'.

C.18   Grotesques, 1991

Shelfmarks: MS. Gehenna Press a. 19-20, b. 17-19, c. 29-31, d. 11, d. 19-20, e. 5

Bibliographical References

Grotesques, Etchings & A Panegyrical Note by Leonard Baskin, The Gehenna Press, 1991


Making Copy I, 1991
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press b. 17
Extent: 293 leaves + 2 items
Arrangement:

In original order.



Scope and Content:

Artist's making copy, in (items 1-2) a box with internal board, possibly made by the binder Gray Parrot. Comprises:

  • (fols. 1-3) Artist's notes
  • (fols. 4-19) Title proofs
  • (fols. 20-56) Paste-up text and art, with corrections
  • (fols. 57-286) Art proofs, most signed
  • (fols. 287-93) Colophon manuscript and proofs

Making Copy II, 1991
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press b. 18
Extent: 155 leaves + 2 items
Arrangement:

In original order.



Scope and Content:

Artist's making copy, in (items 1-2) a box with internal board, possibly made by the binder Gray Parrot. Comprises:

  • (fols. 1-2) Grotesques prospectus
  • (fols. 3-155) Signed art proofs

Making Copy III, 1991
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press b. 19
Extent: 201 leaves + 2 items
Arrangement:

In original order.



Scope and Content:

Artist's making copy, in (items 1-2) a box with internal board, possibly made by the binder Gray Parrot. Comprises:

  • (fols. 1-4) Sketch art
  • (fols. 4-201) Signed art proofs

Mock-up, 1991
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press e. 5
Extent: 50 leaves

Scope and Content:

Artist's mock-up of book.


Artist's book dummy, 1991
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press d. 19
Extent: 91 leaves

Scope and Content:

Dummy/paste-up of book (art only).


Research and manuscripts, 1991
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press d. 20
Extent: 54 leaves

Scope and Content:

Research (notes and cuttings) and manuscript text.


Title proofs, 1991
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press c. 29
Extent: 29 leaves

Scope and Content:

Title proofs (text and art).


Text proofs, 1991
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press a. 19
Extent: 9 leavesx

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • (fols. 1-3) Annotated text proofs
  • (fols. 4-9) Photocopy annotated text with art proofs (possibly a page proof dummy)

Text, colophon and art proofs, 1991
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press c. 30
Extent: 36 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • (fols. 1-23) Three sets of annotated text proofs, plus extra incomplete sets of proofs
  • (fols. 24-35) Colophon manuscripts and proofs, including one faxed in 2001, possibly used for an exhibition
  • (fol. 36) Single image proof

Page proofs, 1991
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press a. 20
Extent: 12 leaves

Scope and Content:

Title and text page proofs.


Printing matter, 1991
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press c. 31
Extent: 28 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • (fols. 1-18) Annotated printer's set of texts
  • (fols. 19-20) Printer's notes
  • (fols. 21-8) Binding mock-ups, with covering letter from Gray Parrot

Grotesques etching plates, 1991
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press d. 11
Extent: 11 items

Scope and Content:

11 etching plates (unlabelled, except for item 8, originally labelled 'Grotesques number 1').

C.19   Jewish Artists of the Early & Late Renaissance, 1993

Shelfmarks: MS. Gehenna Press a. 21, c. 32-4

Bibliographical References

Jewish Artists of the Early & Late Renaissance, text and etchings by Leonard Baskin, The Gehenna Press, 1993


Making copy and preparatory materials, 1993
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press c. 32
Extent: 408 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • (fols. 1-359) Unboxed artist's making copy or dummy, with paste-up manuscript text and sketch and proof art, most unsigned
  • (fols. 360-408) Preparatory photocopy art and text, with some layout information and text corrections. In order as found.

Text and page proofs, 1993
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press c. 33
Extent: 179 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • (fols. 1-51) Title proofs
  • (fols. 52-64) Assorted text proofs, with corrections
  • (fols. 65-98) Colophon proofs: manuscript, cut-out and paste-up, with some layout information
  • (fols. 99-163) Page proof paste-up dummy
  • (fols. 164-79) Page proofs, with signed art

Printing and binding matter, 1993
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press c. 34
Extent: 251 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • (fols. 1-32) Paper and type information
  • (fols. 33-250) Printer's dummy, including layout information and press make-ready proofs. In order as found.
  • (fols. 251) Binding notes, from a press meeting of 15 Jan. 1993

Frisket and tympan, 1993
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press a. 21
Extent: 2 items

Scope and Content:

Frisket and tympan, used for printing the Jewish Artists colophon, removed from the Baskin Albion Press.

Note: See also the Baskin Albion Press, in the Bodleian Bibliography Room.

C.20   Lepidoptera Fantastica, 1994

Shelfmarks: MS. Gehenna Press a. 22, c. 35-9, d. 21-2

Bibliographical References

Lepidoptera Fantastica, text by Eric Korn, etchings by Leonard Baskin, The Gehenna Press, 1994


Making copy, 1994
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press d. 21
Extent: 120 leaves

Scope and Content:

Unboxed artist's making copy, comprising paste-up and loose art proofs (most signed), plus original art, in order as found.


Making copy, 1994
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press d. 22
Extent: 93 leaves

Scope and Content:

Unboxed artist's making copy, comprising paste-up and loose art proofs (most signed), plus original art, in order as found.


Mock-ups, 1994
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press c. 35
Extent: 60 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • (fols. 1-28) Two paginated incomplete mock-ups
  • (fols. 29-60) Two incomplete paginated mock-ups, with some sketch art

Manuscripts, typescripts, dummy, 1994
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press c. 36
Extent: 87 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • (fol. 1) Photocopy draft letter from Baskin to Eric Korn, enclosing etchings (enclosures missing or dispersed)
  • (fols. 3-4) Two faxed manuscript texts
  • (fols. 5-22) Numbered set of typescripts, missing page 8 ('Polypterygium Platonicum', from a different (now missing) unnumbered set of typescripts, has been inserted in this sequence in lieu of the missing page 8). Plus one extra unnumbered typescript, 'Hexapterygium Mirabilis'.
  • (fols. 23-87) Book dummy, with paste-up typescripts and sketch and proof art (most unsigned)

Galley proofs, 1994
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press a. 22
Extent: 22 leaves

Scope and Content:

Annotated galley proofs.


Text proofs, 1994
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press c. 37
Extent: 71 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • (fols. 1-6) Title proofs
  • (fols. 9-13) Assorted text proofs and correction notes
  • (fols. 14-23) Incomplete set of annotated proofs
  • (fols. 24-44) Two sets, one incomplete, of unannotated text proofs
  • (fols. 45-61) Colophon manuscripts and proofs
  • (fols. 62-71) Erratum manuscripts and proofs, with letter from the printer Art Larson

Art proofs, 1994
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press c. 38
Extent: 94 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • (fols. 1-39) Loose sketches and proofs, in publication order (according to the paginated printer's dummy in MS. Gehenna Press c. 39). Missing art for 'Halomorph Marinum' and 'Heliconia Zapoteci'
  • (fols. 40-69) Incomplete set of paste-up art (with colour information), in order as found
  • (fols. 70-94) Incomplete set of loose art (signed), in publication order (according to the paginated printer's dummy in MS. Gehenna Press c. 39). 'Rhizopteron Radicans', 'Halomorpho Marinum', 'Heliconia Zapoteci', 'Sis Chrysoseria', 'Haemadipsion Draculoides' only, plus two gold embossed unidentified proofs

Page proofs and printing & binding matter, 1994
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press c. 39
Extent: 190 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • (fols. 1-54) Page proof dummy (printed text plus paste-up photocopy art)
  • (fols. 55-6) Page proof of 'Toxacantha Horrida'
  • (fols. 57-72) Printer's typescript set, in order according to numbered typescripts in MS. Gehenna Press c. 36
  • (fols. 73-166) Printer's dummy (paste-up unsigned art and text with layout information)
  • (fols. 167-76) Assorted layout paste-up and proofs
  • (fols. 177-8) Printer's notes
  • (fols. 177-90) Letters from the binder, Gray Parrot, with binding samples

C.21   A Book of Plains Indians, 1994

Shelfmarks: MS. Gehenna Press b. 20

Bibliographical References

A Book of Plains Indians, art by Fritz Scholder and Leonard Baskin, The Gehenna Press, 1994


Notes, sketches and art, 1994
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press b. 20
Extent: 50 leaves

Scope and Content:
  • (fols. 1-10) Manuscript texts and notes
  • (fols. 11-20) Scholder preparatory sketches. In original order.
  • (fols. 21-50) Baskin drawings, paintings and monotypes. The original wrapper indicates that some lithographs are from the Native American series, so possibly not used in this book. In original order.

C.22   Presumptions of Death, 1995

Shelfmarks: MS. Gehenna Press a. 23-5, b. 21-31, c. 40, d. 23

Bibliographical References

Presumptions of Death, poems by Anthony Hecht, woodcuts by Leonard Baskin, The Gehenna Press, 1995

Arrangement:

Text, art and woodblocks arranged in the order of the printer's paste-up.



Making copy, 1995
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press b. 21
Extent: 95 leaves
Arrangement:

In original order.



Scope and Content:

Unboxed artist's making copy, comprising manuscript notes, paste-up sketch, painted and printed proof art, most signed.


Typescripts and original art 1995
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press c. 40
Extent: 57 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • (fols. 1-2) Manuscript contents list
  • (fols. 3-12) Photocopy poem manuscripts
  • (fols. 13-14) Typescript epigraph with a covering letter from the printer Art Larson and a photocopy response from Baskin.
  • (fols. 15-37) Typescript poems with covering letters from Anthony Hecht
  • (fols. 38-57) Incomplete set of signed original art, some mounted on board, possibly for an exhibition

Galley proofs, 1995
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press a. 23
Extent: 37 leaves

Scope and Content:

Annotated galley proofs, with a covering letters from the printer Art Larson and the author Anthony Hecht


Title proofs, 1995
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press b. 22
Extent: 17 leaves

Scope and Content:

Manuscript and printed proof title proofs.


Text proofs, 1995
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press b. 23
Extent: 36 leaves

Scope and Content:

Incomplete set of text proofs (includes some printed art).


Titled text proofs, 1995
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press b. 24
Extent: 24 leaves

Scope and Content:

Text proofs, with colour text and titles on verso.


Colophon proofs, 1995
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press b. 25
Extent: 33 leaves

Scope and Content:

Colophon proofs (including signed art), with a colour colophon image mounted on board, possibly for an exhibition.


Art proofs, 1995
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press b. 26
Extent: 68 leaves

Scope and Content:

Signed printed art (black and white, and colour trials). One mounted on board, possibly for an exhibition.


Art and page proofs, 1995
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press b. 27
Extent: 154 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises sets of:

  • (fols. 1-27) Black and white unsigned art proofs
  • (fols. 28-50) Unsigned art colour trials
  • (fols. 51-86) Black and white, and colour, unsigned art proofs
  • (fols. 87-99) Art proofs on coloured paper
  • (fols. 100-54) Incomplete set of page proofs

Art proofs, 1995
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press a. 24
Extent: 5 leaves

Scope and Content:

Incomplete set of larger format (unfolded) art proofs.


Printing matter, 1995
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press b. 28
Extent: 148 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • (fol. 1) Letter from the printer, Art Larson (enclosures missing or dispersed)
  • (fols. 2-58) Two sets of printer's typescripts
  • (fols. 59-148) Printer's dummy (includes layout proofs and signed sketch art). In original order.

Printer's paste-up, 1995
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press b. 29
Extent: 143 leaves

Scope and Content:

Printer's paste-up of book, with touched art proofs


Printer's proofs, 1995
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press a. 25
Extent: 33 leaves

Scope and Content:

Layout proofs, and overprints of text and art


Paper trials and printer's notes, 1995
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press b. 30
Extent: 20 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • (fols. 1-8) Proofs marked with paper information
  • (fols. 9-20) Printer's notes

Binding matter, 1995
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press b. 31
Extent: 30 leaves + 1 item

Scope and Content:

Binding samples, including a letter from the binder, Gray Parrot.


Presumptions woodblocks, 1995
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press d. 23
Extent: 13 items

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • (items 1-3) Three title page blocks
  • (item 4) 'All Out' blcok
  • (items 5-10) 'Archbishop' woodblocks
  • (item 11) 'Carnival Barker' woodblock
  • (items 12-13) Colophon woodblocks

C.23   Zapf's Civilite Disclosed, 1995

Shelfmarks: MS. Gehenna Press b. 90, c. 41-2, d. 24

Bibliographical References

Zapf's Civilite Disclosed, type by Hermann Zapf, design and text by Leonard Baskin, The Gehenna Press, 1995

Note: See also a letter from the printer and typefounder Harold Berliner enclosing Civilite type samples/proofs in MS. Gehenna Press c. 1, fols. 120-34

Manuscripts and proofs, 1995
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press c. 41
Extent: 384 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • (fols. 1-76) Manuscript texts (with some printer's notes)
  • (fols. 78-80) Letters from the printer, Art Larson (enclosures missing or dispersed)
  • (fols. 81-342) Assorted annotated text proofs (organised progressively by text rather than set, so interleaves proofs from (unidentified) numbered sequences). In order according to the paginated printer's dummy (MS. Gehenna Press c. 42)
  • (fols. 343-70) Full colour proofs, incomplete set
  • (fols. 371-83) Colophon proofs, with one signed colophon proof
  • (fols. 384) Overprinted art portrait proof - probably of Herman Zapf

Full-colour proofs, 1995
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press b. 90
Extent: 80 leaves

Scope and Content:

Larger format (unfolded) full-colour text and portrait proofs. In order as far as possible according to the paginated printer's dummy (MS. Gehenna Press c. 42).


Page proofs, 1995
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press d. 24
Extent: 20 leaves

Scope and Content:

Bifolia page proofs, text only. In order as found.


Printing matter, 1995
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press c. 42
Extent: 101 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • (fols. 1-76) Printer's dummy, with paste-up text and layout and colour notes
  • (fols. 77-101) Printer's notes and type samples

C.24   Fleuronologia, 1996

Shelfmarks: MS. Gehenna Press c. 43-6, d. 11, d. 25

Bibliographical References

Fleuronologia, Divers Etchings Formed From Fleurons by Leonard Baskin, with an Historical Essay by Sidney E. Berger, The Gehenna Press, 1996


Making copy, 1996
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press c. 43
Extent: 282 leaves
Arrangement:

In original order.



Scope and Content:

Unboxed artist's making copy, comprising paste-up original and print art proofs (most signed), and manuscript colophon text.


Making copy, 1996
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press c. 44
Extent: 253 leaves
Arrangement:

In original order.



Scope and Content:

Unboxed artist's making copy, comprising paste-up print art proofs (most signed).


Typescripts and proofs, 1996
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press c. 45
Extent: 66 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • (fols. 1-8) Faxed typescript essay by Sidney Berger
  • (fols. 9-13) Full set of essay galleys
  • (fols. 14-20) Title manuscript and proofs
  • (fols. 21-37) Numbered text and colophon proofs
  • (fols. 38-9) Fleuron samples
  • (fols. 40-66) Page proofs

Art proofs, 1996
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press d. 25
Extent: 55 leaves
Arrangement:

In original order.



Scope and Content:

Prints, the majority unsigned, some including colouring information.


Printing and binding matter, 1996
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press c. 46
Extent: 44 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • (fols. 1-9) Printer's typescript essay and title layout proof
  • (fols. 10-12) Two letters from the printer Art Larson (enclosures with first are missing or dispersed)
  • (fols. 13-40) Printer's paste-up and assorted layout proofs
  • (fols. 41-4) Binding mock-up and sample
Note: See also a letter from Art Larson referring to Fleuronologia, in MS. Gehenna Press b. 32

Fleuronologia etching plate, 1996
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press d. 11
Extent: 1 item

Scope and Content:

Colophon etching plate.

C.25   Semblant, 1996

Shelfmarks: MS. Gehenna Press a. 26-37, b. 32-4

Bibliographical References

Semblant, lithographs by Leonard Baskin, essays by Professor Alex Page, Sylvan Schendler, Helen Yglesias, Jonathan Maslow and Richard Michelson, The Gehenna Press, 1996


Manuscripts and galleys, 1996
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press a. 26
Extent: 76 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • (fols. 1-9) Manuscript notes
  • (fols. 10-30) Typescript copy of 'Head of a Man Beneath a Woman's Breast: the Life of Edvard Munch' by Richard Michelson
  • (fols. 31-76) Contents listing and complete set of annotated galleys, with a letter from the printer, Art Larson (enclosures with first are missing or dispersed)

Text proofs, 1996
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press b. 32
Extent: 78 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • (fols. 1-36) Title proofs, with covering letters from the printer Art Larson, one referring also to the work Fleuronologia (1996)
  • Annotated, numbered essay proofs for four of the five fascicules comprising the book: (fols. 37-42) Ernst Barlach; [Paula Modersohn-Becker essay proof is missing]; (fols. 43-7) Thomas Eakins; (fols. 48-58) Edvard Munch; (fols. 59-66) Giovanni Fattori
  • (fols. 67-78) Colophon proofs

General art notes and Ernst Barlach portrait proofs, 1996
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press a. 27
Extent: 79 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • (fol. 1) Art contents list for volume I
  • (fols. 2-33) Numbered photocopy portrait proofs for all fascicules
  • (fols. 34-42) Barlach fascicule portrait mock-up and list
  • (fols. 43-79) Barlach portrait proofs, most signed. In original order.
Note: The original wrappers in this box are re-used large-scale Baskin posters or prints, including a Baskin print of a Pueblo Indian, 1972.

Ernst Barlach portrait proofs, 1996
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press a. 28
Extent: 37 leaves

Scope and Content:

Barlach portrait proofs, most signed. In original order.


Paula Modersohn Becker portrait proofs, 1996
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press a. 29
Extent: 80 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • (fols. 1-13) Becker fascicule portrait mock-up and notes
  • (fols. 14-80) Becker portrait proofs, most signed. In original order.
Note: The original wrapper in this box is a re-used large-scale Baskin poster or print.

Thomas Eakins portrait proofs, 1996
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press a. 30
Extent: 82 leaves

Scope and Content:

Eakins portrait proofs, signed. In original order.

Note: The original wrapper in this box is a re-used large-scale Baskin print of a Pueblo Indian, 1972.

Edvard Munch portrait proofs, 1996
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press a. 31
Extent: 56 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • Munch fascicule portrait mock-up and notes
  • Munch portrait proofs, signed. Includes various printing notes. In original order
Note: The original wrapper in this box is a re-used large-scale Baskin poster or print.

Edvard Munch portrait proofs, 1996
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press a. 32
Extent: 44 leaves

Scope and Content:

Signed Munch portrait proofs. In original order.

Note: The original wrapper in this box is a re-used '[Jesse] Jackson for President' poster by Baskin, 1988

Edvard Munch portrait proofs, 1996
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press a. 33
Extent: 32 leaves

Scope and Content:

Signed Munch portrait proofs. In original order.


Giovanni Fattori portrait proofs, 1996
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press a. 34
Extent: 42 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • (fols. 1-8) Fattori fascicule portrait mock-up and notes
  • (fols. 9-42) Fattori portrait proofs, signed. In original order.
Note: The original wrapper in this box is a re-used large-scale Baskin poster or print.

Giovanni Fattori portrait proofs, 1996
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press a. 35
Extent: 41 leaves

Scope and Content:

Fattori portrait proofs, signed, with intermittent printing notes. In original order.

Note: The original wrapper in this box is a re-used large-scale Baskin poster or print.

Page proofs, 1996
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press a. 36
Extent: 19 leaves

Scope and Content:

Full set of text page proofs (including the colophon), with some overprints.


Printing matter, 1996
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press a. 37
Extent: 105 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • (fols. 1-3) Printer's typescript
  • (fols. 4-105) Printer's pasteup, with layout notes (and some text corrections). In original order.

Printing matter, 1996
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press b. 33
Extent: 40 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • (fols. 1-21) Layout titles proofs
  • (fols. 22-7) Printer's image photocopies
  • (fols. 28-40) Printer's notes and paper samples

Binding samples, 1996
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press b. 34
Extent: 11 items

Scope and Content:

11 leather binding samples of the title.

C.26   Magical Papers of Eric Carle, 1997

Shelfmarks: MS. Gehenna Press b. 35, c. 47

Bibliographical References

Magical Papers of Eric Carle, painted papers by Eric Carle, with an essay by him on how he makes them & how he uses them & an historical note by Sidney E. Berger (portrait of Carle by Leonard Baskin), The Gehenna Press, 1997


Making copy, typescript and proofs, 1997
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press c. 47
Extent: 326 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • (fols. 1-168) Unboxed artist's making copy, comprising paste-up and proof annotated text and paste-up art (marbled papers by Eric Carle). In original order.
  • (fols. 169-74) Sidney Berger essay typescript with covering letter
  • (fols. 175-213) Title proofs
  • (fols. 214-6) 'Artist's notes' text proofs (first page only)
  • (fols. 217-52) Two sets of proofs, proofread by Carle & Berger, and Carl Sesar respectively, with covering letter from the printer Art Larson (possibly enclosing different proofs, now missing or dispersed)
  • (fols. 253-92) Two complete sets of unannotated, numbered text proofs, plus one fragment
  • (fols. 293-306) Assorted proofs, with some layout information, and text corrections
  • (fols. 307-16) Colophon proofs
  • (fols. 317-24) Eric Carle portrait proofs
  • (fols. 325-6) Pencil sketch by ?Leonard Baskin, used as a wrapper for Magical Papers proofs.

Colophons and printing matter, 1997
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press b. 35
Extent: 20 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • (fols. 1-4) Four signed colophons
  • (fols. 5-12) Printer's layout proofs
  • (fols. 13-20) Printer's notes

C.27   Death Masks, 1997

Shelfmarks: MS. Gehenna Press d. 26-9, e. 6

Bibliographical References

Death Masks, poems by Stuart Denenberg, etchings by Leonard Baskin, The Gehenna Press, 1997


Making copy, 1997
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press e. 6
Extent: 115 leaves
Arrangement:

In original order.



Scope and Content:

Unboxed artist's making copy, comprising a contents list and book mock-up, paste-up text and mostly unsigned images, with some layout information.


Making copy, 1997
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press d. 26
Extent: 126 leaves
Arrangement:

In original order.



Scope and Content:

Unboxed artist's making copy, comprising mainly loose and signed art (original and print).


Typescripts and proofs, 1997
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press d. 27
Extent: 33 leaves`

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • (fols. 1-23) Typescript poems, with covering notes from Stuart Denenberg
  • (fols. 24-5) Proofs (some including covering notes from the printer Art Larson)
  • (fols. 26-33) Colophon manuscript and proofs, including a signed colophon

Page proofs, 1997
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press d. 28
Extent: 18 leaves

Scope and Content:

Incomplete set of page proofs, ordered according to the first paginated printer's dummy, in MS. Gehenna Press d. 29. No 'Swift', 'Coleridge', 'Heine', 'Canova', 'Marat', 'Sheridan', 'Flaubert', 'Haydon' or 'Beethoven'.


Printer's dummies, 1997
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press d. 29
Extent: 146 leaves
Arrangement:

In original order.



Scope and Content:

Two paginated printer's dummies (both incomplete sets), comprising paste-up art and text with layout information.

C.28   Artisans, 1997

Shelfmarks: MS. Gehenna Press a. 38

Bibliographical References

Artisans, A Book of Phantasies in Monotype by Leonard Baskin, The Gehenna Press, 1997


Proofs, 1997
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press a. 38
Extent: 82 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • (fols. 1-7) Manuscript notes.
  • (fols. 8-28) Title proofs
  • (fols. 29-66) Assorted text proofs
  • (fols. 67-72) Colophon proofs
  • (fols. 73-82) Page proofs (with some layout information) comprising the title, unsigned monotypes, and colophon. In original order.

C.29   Nature's Mould, 1997

Shelfmarks: MS. Gehenna Press a. 39-40, b. 36-40, d. 30

Bibliographical References

Nature's Mould etchings and text by Leonard Baskin, The Gehenna Press, 1997


Making copy, 1997
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press b. 36
Extent: 186 leaves
Arrangement:

In original order.



Scope and Content:

Unboxed artist's making copy, comprising manuscript title page, paste-up and loose original art and printed art proofs (mainly signed).


Mock-up, manuscript & typescript, 1997
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press d. 30
Extent: 63 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • (fols. 1-8) Mock-up leaves
  • (fols. 9-27) Manuscript text
  • (fols. 28-63) Four sets of annotated typescript texts

Galleys, 1997
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press a. 39
Extent: 6 leaves

Scope and Content:

Complete set of annotated galley proofs


Text proofs, 1997
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press b. 37
Extent: 120 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • (fols. 1-20) Title and dedication proofs
  • (fols. 21-100) Six complete sets (plus incomplete sets) of annotated text proofs, some including colophon proofs
  • (fols. 101-3) Assorted text proofs
  • fols. 104-20) Colophon proofs

Art proofs, 1997
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press b. 38
Extent: 89 leaves
Arrangement:

Arranged by image (lizards, then crabs, then spiders, frogs & crabs). Black and white to colour within each sequence, but not in publication order.



Scope and Content:

Signed art proofs


Page proofs, 1997
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press b. 39
Extent: 12 leaves

Scope and Content:

Text plus colophon page proofs


Page proofs and printer's paste-up, 1997
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press a. 40
Extent: 31 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • (fols. 1-4) Incomplete set of larger-format page proofs, with colophon
  • (fols. 5-31) Printer's paste-up, with layout notes

Printing matter, 1997
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press b. 40
Extent: 32 leaves

Scope and Content:

Printer's title and colophon layout notes and proofs, including manuscript colophon text. With letters from the printer Art Larson.

C.30   The Gehenna Florilegium, 1998

Shelfmarks: MS. Gehenna Press a. 41-2, b. 41-5, d. 31-2

Bibliographical References

The Gehenna Florilegium, poems by Anthony Hecht, woodcuts by Leonard Baskin, The Gehenna Press, 1998


Typescripts and original art, 1998
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press d. 31
Extent: 28 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • (fols. 1-8) Typescript poems with covering letter from Anthony Hecht.
  • (fols. 9-13) Additional letters from Hecht (enclosures missing or dispersed)
  • (fols. 14-28) Baskin's original flower drawings, with book contents lists. In order as found.

Text proofs, 1998
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press b. 41
Extent: 63 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • (fols. 1-7) Title proofs
  • (fols. 8-17) Assorted (early) annotated text proofs
  • (fols. 18-51) Two numbered sets of annotated texts proofs, with a letter of corrections from Anthony Hecht
  • (fol. 52) Later 'Orphic Calling' proof
  • (fols. 53-63) Annotated colophon proofs, with letters from the printer Art Larson

Touch art proofs, 1998
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press b. 42
Extent: 17 leaves
Arrangement:

Arranged in the order of the numbered page proofs, MS. Gehenna Press b. 44.



Scope and Content:

Touched art proofs (missing the art for 'Sisters').


Progressive art proofs, 1998
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press b. 43
Extent: 89 leaves
Arrangement:

Arranged in the order of the numbered page proofs, MS. Gehenna Press b. 44.



Scope and Content:

Complete set of art prints, many signed.


Page proofs, 1998
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press b. 44
Extent: 34 leaves

Scope and Content:

Numbered set of (cut rather than folded) page proofs.


Page proofs, 1998
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press a. 41
Extent: 60 leaves

Scope and Content:

Unnumbered, uncut page proofs.


Printing matter, 1998
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press b. 45
Extent: 81 leaves

Scope and Content:

Printer's typescript poems and paste-up dummy.


Printing matter, 1998
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press a. 42
Extent: 25 leaves

Scope and Content:

Assorted layout proofs, and art overprints.


Florilegium woodblocks, 1998
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press d. 32
Extent: 3 items

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • (item 1) 'Indolence' woodcut (of a lily)
  • (item 2) 'Despair' woodcut (of a marigold)
  • (item 3) 'Look Deep' woodcut (of an iris)

C.31   Howls & Whispers, 1998

Shelfmarks: MS. Gehenna Press b. 46-8, d. 33-4

Bibliographical References

Howls & Whispers, poems by Ted Hughes, etchings by Leonard Baskin, The Gehenna Press, 1998


Mock-ups, 1998
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press d. 33
Extent: 61 leaves

Scope and Content:

Two mock-ups, one with photocopy printed text and art.


Galley and text proofs, 1998
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press b. 46
Extent: 74 leaves
Arrangement:

Text proofs are in the order of the numbered printer's dummies (MS. Gehenna Press b. 48).



Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • Galley proofs
  • Title design mock-up and manuscript colophon
  • Full set of annoated text proofs, plus two extra leaves ('The Scream' and 'Laburnum') marked 'widest' and 'longest'
  • Full set of partially annotated text proofs, including title and colophon
  • Faxed corrections from Baskin
  • Incomplete set of unannotated proofs, with title proofs
  • Colophon proofs

Art proofs, 1998
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press d. 34
Extent: 61 leaves
Arrangement:

Arranged by image and in publication order (according to the printer's dummies, MS. Gehenna Press b. 48).



Scope and Content:

Loose art proofs (most signed).


Page proofs, 1998
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press b. 47
Extent: 17 leaves

Scope and Content:

Page proofs (missing one page of 'Laburnum'), with signed art, and Ted Hughes-signed colophons.


Printing matter, 1998
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press b. 48
Extent: 174 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • (fols. 1-16) Printer's typescript photocopies
  • (fols. 17-51) Printer's dummy with paste-up art, noting page colours and some layout measurements
  • (fols. 52-89) Printer's dummy with paste-up art, coloured papers and layout measurements
  • (fols. 90-154) Printer's dummy with paste-up text and art and inserted (faxed) texts
  • (fols. 155-74) Assorted layout proofs and notes

C.32   The Syndics of the Gehenna Press, 1999

Shelfmarks: MS. Gehenna Press c. 48, d. 35-7, e. 7

Bibliographical References

The Syndics of the Gehenna Press monotypes by Leonard Baskin, The Gehenna Press, 1999


Mock-up, 1999
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press e. 7
Extent: 33 leaves

Scope and Content:

Baskin mock-up of book, with sketch art.


Manuscripts and galleys, 1999
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press d. 35
Extent: 16 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • *(fols. 1-11) Manuscript texts, and one pen sketch by Baskin
  • (fols. 12-16) Annotated galleys, with a correction note

Text and art proofs, 1999
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press d. 36
Extent: 49 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • (fols. 1-6) Title proofs
  • (fols. 7-25) Text and colophon proofs, with four letters from the printer Art Larson
  • (fols. 26-47) Numbered set of black and white photocopied art proofs
  • (fols. 48-9) Two photocopied colour proofs

Page proofs, 1999
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press d. 37
Extent: 44 leaves

Scope and Content:

Page proofs, with editioned images and a signed colophon.


Printing matter, 1999
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press c. 48
Extent: 40 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • (fols. 1-16) Mock-ups and title layout proofs
  • (fols. 17-40) Art layout photocopies

C.33   Masks, 1999

Shelfmarks: MS. Gehenna Press a. 43, b. 49-54, c. 49

Bibliographical References

Masks etchings by Leonard Baskin, poems by Richard Michelson, The Gehenna Press, 1999


Dummy, 1999
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press c. 49
Extent: 48 leaves

Scope and Content:

Baskin paste-up dummy with touched art proofs, most signed.


Dummy, 1999
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press b. 49
Extent: 80 leaves

Scope and Content:

Page-numbered dummy with colour photocopied art and mostly signed printed proofs (some touched).


Dummy, 1999
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press b. 50
Extent: 109 leaves

Scope and Content:

Page-numbered dummy, with paste-up (photocopy) typescript text and mainly unsigned black-and-white printed art, plus colour photocopy art. Includes some layout information.


Typescripts and galleys, 1999
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press a. 43
Extent: 31 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • (fols. 1-25) Contents list of poems and two sets of annotated typescripts (both missing page/poem 11, 'Death's Dogs', as listed in contents list)
  • (fols. 26-31) Two sets of galley proofs ('Death's Dogs' removed from the book by the galley stage)

Text proofs, 1999
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press b. 51
Extent: 41 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • (fols. 1-34) Three sets of numbered, unannotated text proofs. First and second sets incomplete ('Death's Dogs', which is on the typescript contents list [MS. Gehenna Press a. 43], is omitted in all sets)
  • (fols. 35-41) Colophon manuscripts and proofs
Note: See also a manuscript colophon for Masks written on the verso of an Oresteia manuscript in MS. Gehenna Press b. 63

Art proofs, 1999
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press b. 52
Extent: 92 leaves
Arrangement:

Arranged in typescript and dummy order (MS. Gehenna Press b. 50, a. 43)



Scope and Content:

Signed art proofs, mainly colour.


Art proofs, 1999
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press b. 53
Extent: 9 leaves
Arrangement:

Arranged in typescript and dummy order (MS. Gehenna Press b. 50, a. 43)



Scope and Content:

Larger-format, signed art proofs.


Page proofs and printing matter, 1999
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press b. 54
Extent: 51 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • (fols. 1-3) Page proof of the 'part 2' title page, with the poem 'Best Costume'
  • (fols. 4-19) Printer's typescripts, with faxes to the printer Art Larson from the author, Richard Michelson
  • (fols. 20-37) Two incomplete set of printer's layout proofs
  • (fols. 38-51) Assorted overprints, with some layout information

C.34   Icones Librorum Artifices, Second Series, 2000

Shelfmarks: MS. Gehenna Press b. 55-8, c. 50, d.11, d. 38

Note: See also Icones Librorum Artifices [volume I] (1988) in MS. Gehenna Press a. 4-5, b. 6-8, d. 11

Bibliographical References

Icones Librorum Artifices, Second Series Being actual, putative, fugitive & fantastical portraits of engravers, illustrators & binders, etchings and notes by Leonard Baskin, The Gehenna Press, 2000


Preparatory material, 2000
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press c. 50
Extent: 131 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • (fols. 1-21) Research and lists
  • (fols. 22-35) Manuscript texts (notes arranged in publication order by paper/note type)
  • (fols. 36-48) Mock-up/sketch art (in publication order)
  • (fols. 49-59) Baskin manuscript dummy/mock-up (in publication order)
  • (fols. 60-112) Shaped text cut-outs and mock-ups (in order as labelled)
  • (fols. 113-31) Photocopy manuscript and typescript mock-ups and cut-outs

Dummy, 2000
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press b. 55
Extent: 88 leaves

Scope and Content:

Paste-up dummy, with corrected texts (printed and manuscript) and unsigned sketches and colour art proofs


Text proofs, 2000
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press b. 56
Extent: 313 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • (fols. 1-5) Annotated galleys
  • (fols. 6-17) Title proofs
  • (fols. 18-47) Assorted (early) annotated proofs
  • (fols. 48-103) Two sets, plus fragments, annotated proofs
  • (fols. 104-39) Two incomplete sets of annotated proofs
  • (fols. 140-91) Numbered annotated proofs, two sequences interleaved (as found)
  • (fols. 192-206) Unannotated, incomplete set of proofs
  • (fols. 207-25) Incomplete set of annotated profs, more than one numbered sequence interleaved (as found)
  • (fols. 226-74) Sequence labelled 'final corrected page proofs', comprising various numbered sets interleaved (as found)
  • (fols. 275-81) Incomplete set of unannotated proofs labelled 'final shape'
  • (fols. 282-6) Assorted (late) proofs
  • (fols. 287-91) Correction notes
  • (fols. 292-302) Assorted cut-out proofs, organised by text (includes some text corrections)
  • (fols. 303-7) Assorted fair proofs
  • (fols. 308-13) Colophon proofs

Art proofs, 2000
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press d. 38
Extent: 120 leaves

Scope and Content:

Black and white and colour art proofs, mostly signed, many labelled (arranged by image in publication order).


Page proofs, 2000
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press b. 57
Extent: 77 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • (fols. 1-18) Paste-up page proof dummy, with some corrected text
  • (fols. 19-39) Incomplete set of b&w page proofs
  • (fols. 40-6) Incomplete set of page proofs with touched colour art
  • (fols. 47-77) Signed page proofs, organised in publication order (by the first text on each bifolium)

Printing & binding matter, 2000
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press b. 58
Extent: 155 leaves + 4 items

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • (fols. 1-103) Printer's dummy (with two extra leaves). In order as found.
  • (fols. 104-38) Layout proofs
  • (fols. 139-55) Assorted printer's proofs
  • (items 1-4) Binding samples, including three binding boards, by the binder Gray Parrot

Icones II etching plates, 2000
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press d. 11
Extent: 3 items

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • (item 1) 'Geronima Parasole' portrait
  • (item 2) 'Jan l'Admiral' portrait
  • (item 3) 'Carl Rollins' portrait

C.35   A Book of Demons, 2001

Shelfmarks: MS. Gehenna Press a. 44, c. 51, d. 39-41

Bibliographical References

A Book of Demons, etchings by Leonard Baskin, The Gehenna Press, 2001


Making copy, 2001
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press c. 51
Extent: 87 leaves + 3 items
Arrangement:

In original order.



Scope and Content:

Artist's making copy, in (items 1-3) a box and with internal binding boards possibly created by the binder Gray Parrot. Comprises:

  • (fols. 1-9) Title page mock-ups
  • (fols. 10-87) Signed and unsigned original and printed proof art, with colophon proofs

Title and colophon proofs, 2001
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press d. 39
Extent: 21 leaves

Scope and Content:

Title and colophon manuscripts and proofs.


Art proofs, 2001
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press d. 40
Extent: 24 leaves

Scope and Content:

Loose, unsigned (probably posthumous) art proofs. Arranged by image, as found.


Art proofs, 2001
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press d. 41
Extent: 13 leaves

Scope and Content:

Art proofs, mostly unsigned (probably posthumous). Arranged by image, as found.


Page proofs, printing matter and prospectus, 2001
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press a. 44
Extent: 14 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • (fols. 1-12) Art-only page proofs
  • (fol. 13) Printing note
  • (fol. 14) Outsize prospectus for Book of Demons

C.36   Oresteia, 2001

Shelfmarks: MS. Gehenna Press a. 45-6, b. 59-71, c. 52, d. 42-3

Bibliographical References

Aeschylus Oresteia, a version by Ted Hughes, woodcuts by Leonard Baskin, The Gehenna Press, 2001

Arrangement:

Text proofs are organised progressively (in order of development) by volume: volume I - Agamemnon, volume II - Choephori, volume III - Eumenides. Art proofs are organised in three annotated sets (each set containing all three volumes-worth of images), plus assorted sets from individual volumes.



Mock-up and typescripts, 2001
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press d. 42
Extent: 253 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • (fols. 1-9) Partial mock-up
  • (fols. 11-122) Annotated volume I typescript
  • (fols. 123-91) Annotated volume II typescript
  • (fols. 192-253) Annotated volume III typescript

Preparatory drawings, 2001
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press b. 59
Extent: 63 leaves
Arrangement:

In original order.



Scope and Content:

Original drawings, some signed.


Galleys, 2001
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press a. 45
Extent: 110 leaves

Scope and Content:

Annotated galleys, from all three volumes


Title and volume I text proofs, 2001
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press b. 60
Extent: 317 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • (fols. 1-41) Annotated title proofs
  • (fols. 42-109) Slightly annotated, incomplete, paginated, early set of volume I proofs
  • (fols. 110-93) Annotated, complete, paginated set of volume I proofs
  • (fols. 194-233) Incomplete photocopy set of annotated volume I proofs
  • (fols. 234-317) Slightly annotated, complete, paginated set of volume I proofs

Volume II text proofs, 2001
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press b. 61
Extent: 172 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • (fols. 1-6) Incomplete set of early, unannotated, paginated volume II proofs
  • (fols. 7-58) Unannotated, complete set of paginated volume II proofs
  • (fols. 59-111) Annotated, complete, paginated set of volume II proofs
  • (fols. 112-19) Incomplete annotated, unpaginated set of volume II proofs
  • (fols. 120-72) Complete set of unannotated, paginated volume II proofs

Volume III text proofs, 2001
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press b. 62
Extent: 155 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • (fols. 1-2) Correction notes
  • (fols. 3-50) Unannotated, complete set of paginated volume III proofs
  • (fols. 51-98)Annotated, complete set of paginated volume III proofs
  • (fols. 99-106) Incomplete set of unannotated, unpaginated volume III proofs
  • (fols. 107-55) Complete set of annotated, paginated volume III proofs

Kern and colophon proofs, 2001
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press b. 63
Extent: 189 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • (fols. 1-53) Set of annotated, paginated volume II proofs marked 'kern'
  • (fols. 54-107) Set of paginated volume II proofs marked for kerns and with annotated text corrections
  • (fols. 108-54) Volume III, paginated proofs marked for kerns
  • (fols. 155-74) Assorted text proofs (all volumes), some paginated, cut-out or marked with layout information
  • (fols. 175-89) Colophon manuscripts and proofs
Note: The first folio of the colophon manuscripts includes, on verso, a manuscript colophon for Masks. See also Masks colophons in MS. Gehenna Press b. 51
Note: See also an annotated Oresteia colophon proof re-used for a Skulls woodcut list in MS. Gehenna Press c. 56

Art proofs, 2001
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press b. 64
Extent: 53 leaves

Scope and Content:

Black and white art proofs, mostly signed, most labelled with book, number and associated text (all volumes). In wrappers as found.


Art proofs, 2001
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press b. 65
Extent: 51 leaves

Scope and Content:

Black and white proofs, most unsigned - labelled with book, number and associated text (all volumes). In wrappers as found.


Art proofs, 2001
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press b. 66
Extent: 47 leaves

Scope and Content:

Black and white proofs, unsigned, labelled with book, number and associated text (all volumes). In wrappers as found.


Assorted art proofs, 2001
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press b. 67
Extent: 191 leaves

Scope and Content:

All black and white art proofs, comprising:

  • (fols. 1-24) Unsigned, labelled proofs from volume I
  • (fols. 25-32) Incomplete set of unsigned volume II proofs with Baskin's pagination. In wrapper as found.
  • (fols. 34-45) Unsigned, mostly unlabelled, incomplete series of volume I proofs
  • (fols. 46-61) Incomplete set of unsigned, unlabelled volume II proofs
  • (fols. 62-64) Unlabelled, unsigned, incomplete set of unsigned volume I proofs (on cream paper)
  • (fol. 65) Unlabelled, unsigned, single volume II proof (on cream paper)
  • (fols. 66-79) Unattributed prints, probably alternative, unused images
  • (fols. 80-191) Assorted prints, on various papers. In order as found.

Art/page proofs, 2001
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press a. 46
Extent: 2 leaves

Scope and Content:

Two unfolded art and page proofs ('Agamemnon' 75 & 77, with text and 'Choephori' 47, without text).


Page proofs, 2001
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press b. 68
Extent: 341 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • (fols. 1-325) Baskin's original art and text paste-up page proof dummy for all three volumes. Volume I and III incomplete. In wrapper as found.
  • (fols. 326-41) Incomplete set of volume I page proofs (title and text only)

Printer's typescripts, 2001
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press c. 52
Extent: 508 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises two sets of each volume, plus additional pages from volume I, marked mainly with page breaks:

  • (fols. 1-119) Volume I, plus extra pages
  • (fols. 120-90) Volume II
  • (fols. 191-257) Volume III
  • (fols. 258-372) Volume I
  • (fols. 373-443) Volume II
  • (fols. 444-508) Volume III

Printer's text proofs, 2001
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press b. 69
Extent: 258 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • (fols. 1-154) Printer's dummy of volume I (paste-up text and art marked with layout information).
  • (fols. 155-258) Printer's layout proofs: (fols. 155-64) title; (fols. 165-250) volume I set & assorted text; (fols. 251-5) layout proofs and (fols. 256-8) colophon paste-up

Printer's art proofs, notes and samples, 2001
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press b. 70
Extent: 319 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • (fols. 1-59) Set of numbered art proofs marked with make-ready information. In order as found.
  • (fols. 60-5) Unnumbered art proofs marked with make-ready information. In order as found.
  • (fols. 66-71) Incomplete set marked with colour information
  • (fols. 72-84) Set of printer's copies for the extra edition
  • (fols. 85-137) Assorted numbered proofs marked for the extra edition and for colour. In wrapper as found.
  • (fols. 138-283) Unannotated and unlabelled art proofs marked 'pile for [the printer] Art Larson'. In order as found.
  • (fols. 284-7) Make-ready proofs. In order as found.
  • (fols. 291-319) Printer's notes and samples, with letters to the printer from Leonard Baskin (enclosures missing or dispersed)

Binding matter, 2001
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press b. 71
Extent: 29 leaves + 11 items

Scope and Content:

Notes, mock-ups and fabric and leather samples from the binder Claudia Cohen.


Oresteia woodcuts, 2001
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press d. 43
Extent: 8 items

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • (item 1) Oresteia # 2 (Agamemnon 10)
  • (item 2) Oresteia # 5 (Agamemnon 31)
  • (item 3) Oresteia # 11 (Agamemnon 77)
  • (item 4) Oresteia # 24 (Choephori 29)
  • (item 5) Oresteia # 26 (Choephori 36)
  • (item 6) Oresteia # 30 (Choephori 55)
  • (item 7) Oresteia # 41 (Eumenides 43)
  • (item 8) Oresteia # 42 (Eumenides 47)

C.37   Skulls, 2003

Shelfmarks: MS. Gehenna Press a. 47-50, b. 72-9, c. 53-7, d. 11, d. 44

Bibliographical References

Skulls, poems by Jonathan Maslow, woodcuts and etchings by Leonard Baskin, The Gehenna Press, 2003


Typescripts, 2003
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press d. 44
Extent: 53 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • (fols. 1-22) Incomplete set of typescript poems (one annotated)
  • (fols. 23-48) Complete set of numbered and annotated typescripts
  • (fols. 49-53) Assorted typescripts, some annotated

Original art, 2003
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press b. 72
Extent: 30 leaves
Arrangement:

In original order.



Scope and Content:

Mostly signed and dated original art.


Dummy, 2003
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press b. 73
Extent: 66 leaves

Scope and Content:

Baskin's original paste-up dummy of the book, comprising signed, paste-up b&w and colour art proofs (some touched) plus manuscript title and epigraph text and colophon mock-up.


Title proofs, 2003
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press c. 53
Extent: 24 leaves

Scope and Content:

Title mockup and proofs, including letters to and from the title script designer, John Benson, and Lisa Baskin.


Text proofs, 2003
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press b. 74
Extent: 112 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • (fols. 1-24) Incomplete set of annotated text proofs (different origins)
  • (fols. 25-45) Complete set of numbered, annotated proofs with covering manuscript poems list
  • (fols. 46-63) Numbered, annotated text proofs, plus extra unnumbered 'Gorilla' proof
  • (fols. 64-112) Colophon manuscripts and proofs

Art proofs, 2003
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press b. 75
Extent: 12 leaves
Arrangement:

In order according to numbered text proofs in MS. Gehenna Press b. 74



Scope and Content:

Incomplete series of art proofs.


Art proofs, 2003
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press c. 54
Extent: 16 leaves

Scope and Content:

Black and white (mainly unsigned) art proofs with some annotation.


Art proofs, 2003
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press c. 55
Extent: 39 leaves

Scope and Content:

Incomplete series of black and white and colour signed art proofs in touched/state order. In a wrapper labelled 'images proofs rejected'.


Colour trials (part one), 2003
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press b. 76
Extent: 125 leaves
Arrangement:

In order according to numbered text proofs in MS. Gehenna Press b. 74



Scope and Content:

Colour trials for (signed and unsigned) prints, from 'Baboon' to 'Gorilla', including overprints.


Colour trials (part two), 2003
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press a. 47
Extent: 92 leaves
Arrangement:

In order according to numbered text proofs in MS. Gehenna Press b. 74



Scope and Content:

Colour trials for (signed and unsigned) prints from 'Cod' to 'Lion', including overprints.


Colour trials (part three), 2003
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press a. 48
Extent: 72 leaves
Arrangement:

In order according to numbered text proofs in MS. Gehenna Press b. 74



Scope and Content:

Colour trials for (signed and unsigned) prints from 'Cat' to 'Horse', including overprints.


Art photocopies, 2003
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press b. 77
Extent: 52 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • (fols. 1-15) Annotated black and white, numbered photocopies. In order as found.
  • (fols. 16-41) Colour photocopies of art. In order according to numbered text proofs in MS. Gehenna Press b. 74
  • (fols. 43-52) Assorted black and white photocopies. In order according to numbered text proofs in MS. Gehenna Press b. 74

Page proofs, 2003
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press b. 78
Extent: 96 leaves
Arrangement:

In order as far as possible according to numbered text proofs in MS. Gehenna Press b. 74



Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • (fols. 1-85) Page proofs
  • (fols. 86-96) Overprints

Printer's layout proofs, partial page proofs and Skulls prospectus, 2003
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press a. 49
Extent: 29 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • (fols. 1-28) Large-format layout proofs & partial page proofs
  • (fol. 29) Outsize Skulls prospectus

Printing matter, 2003
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press b. 79
Extent: 59 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • (fols. 1-55) Paginated printer's mock-up, with layout and colour information
  • (fols. 56-9) Incomplete (one page) printer's paste-up

Printer's notes, 2003
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press c. 56
Extent: 51 leaves

Scope and Content:

Printer's notes and lists. Includes (fols. 1-2) letters to and from the printer, Art Larson and Lisa Baskin.

Note: (fol. 14) A list of Skulls woodcuts has re-used an annotated Oresteia colophon proof. [See also Oresteia colophon proofs in MS. Gehenna Press b. 63].

Binding matter, 2003
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press a. 50
Extent: 6 leaves + 3 items

Scope and Content:

Notes and samples relating to the binding: binder Gray Parrot


Skulls etching plates, 2003
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press d. 11
Extent: 2 items

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • (item 1) ?'Bear' etching plate
  • (item 2) 'Lion' etching plate

Skulls woodcuts, 2003
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press c. 57
Extent: 2 items

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • 'Lion' woodcut
  • 'Lion' woodcut (with another "greenman"-type woodcut on the verso)

C.38   Disconnected Sodality, 2005

Shelfmarks: MS. Gehenna Press a. 51-6, b. 80-3, c. 58-65, d. 45, e. 8

Bibliographical References

Disconnected Sodality essays, woodcuts and lithographs by Leonard Baskin, The Gehenna Press, 2005


Making copy, 2005
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press b. 80
Extent: 118 leaves
Arrangement:

In original order.



Scope and Content:

Artist's unboxed making copy, comprising original and print (mostly signed) art.


Mock-ups, 2005
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press d. 45
Extent: 135 leaves

Scope and Content:

Three partial mock-ups.


Manuscripts, 2005
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press c. 58
Extent: 148 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises lists, notes and Baskin's manuscript essay texts.


Preparatory drawings, 2005
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press c. 59
Extent: 29 leaves
Arrangement:

In original order.



Scope and Content:

Baskin's signed and dated original art.


Galleys, 2005
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press a. 51
Extent: 27 leaves

Scope and Content:

Essay galley proofs.


Text proofs, 2005
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press c. 60
Extent: 251 leaves

Scope and Content:

Title, text and colophon proofs from the original iteration of the book, 1995-6

  • (fols. 1-9) Title and introduction proofs
  • (fols. 10-67) Text proofs. In order as found.
  • (fols. 68) Photocopy manuscript colophon

(fols. 69-83) Title, text and colophon proofs from the published version, 2005

  • (fols. 84-251) Six numbered, annotated sets of text proofs, including notes to the printer, Art Larson

Text proofs, 2005
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press c. 61
Extent: 251 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises text proofs (from the published version, 2005):

  • (fols. 1-211) Eight sets of text proofs (most numbered) [(fols. 157-84) are a "set of the previous proofs read by Hosie and you. All corrections I made are marked on this set"; (fols. 185-211) "A set of the previous proofs that Revan read"]
  • (fols. 212-25) Assorted text proofs (some numbered or annotated)
  • (fols. 226-51) Annotated colophon proofs

Art proofs, 2005
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press a. 52
Extent: 57 leaves
Arrangement:

In the order of the numbered text proofs in MS. Gehenna Press c. 60-1



Scope and Content:

Art proofs, some signed by Baskin, mainly black and white. Incomplete set.


Art proofs, 2005
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press a. 53
Extent: 11 leaves
Arrangement:

In the order of the numbered text proofs in MS. Gehenna Press c. 60-1



Scope and Content:

Black and white art proofs, most signed by Baskin. Incomplete set.


Art proofs, 2005
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press c. 62
Extent: 83 leaves
Arrangement:

In original order



Scope and Content:

Unsigned black and white art proofs (with enclosed paste-up clippings of two research/source images). Arranged with numbered labels, probably for the 2005 iteration of the book rather than Baskin's original version of c. 1995-6.


Art proofs, 2005
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press c. 63
Extent: 134 leaves + 1 item
Arrangement:

In the order of the numbered text proofs in MS. Gehenna Press c. 60-1



Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • (fols. 1-14) Incomplete set of numbered colour image proofs
  • (fols. 15-134, item 1) Black and white and colour (unsigned) proofs, with (fol. 15) enclosed letter (possibly unrelated) from the printer, Timothy Sheesley.

Art proofs, 2005
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press a. 54
Extent: 39 leaves
Arrangement:

In the order of the numbered text proofs in MS. Gehenna Press c. 60-1



Scope and Content:

Larger format, incomplete set of black and white art proofs, with annotated printing information.


Page proofs, 2005
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press a. 55
Extent: 7 leaves
Arrangement:

In the order of the numbered text proofs in MS. Gehenna Press c. 60-1



Scope and Content:

Incomplete set of (unfolded) text-only page proofs.


Page proofs, 2005
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press c. 64
Extent: 271 leaves
Arrangement:

In the order of the numbered text proofs in MS. Gehenna Press c. 60-1



Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • (fols. 1-20) Paginated, incomplete page proof dummy, with paste-up text and art, and manuscript memorial and colophon text.
  • (fols. 21-39) Incomplete set of numbered page proofs (art plus text bifolia, numbered on one leaf per bifolium only)
  • (fols. 40-3) Numbered 'Jacques Offenbach' and 'Caspar David Friedrich' page proofs (art plus text bifolia, numbered on both pages)
  • (fols. 44-56) Incomplete set of page proofs (art plus text ordered in an alphabet sequence)
  • (fols. 57-271) Incomplete set (as found) of mainly unnumbered page proofs

Page proofs, 2005
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press b. 81
Extent: 17 leaves
Arrangement:

In the order of the numbered text proofs in MS. Gehenna Press c. 60-1



Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • (fols. 1-15) Unfolded, incomplete set of page proofs, including colophons, one signed by Lisa Baskin
  • (fols. 16-17) 'Mary Shelley' text and art set

Printing matter, 2005
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press b. 82
Extent: 179 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • (fol. 1) Printer's annotated typescript (one page only)
  • (fols. 2-4) Printer's mock-up and paste-up titles, with note from Leonard Baskin to the printer Bruce Chandler
  • (fols. 5-179) Printer's dummy, numbered (in original order), with proof art, some signed

Printing matter, 2005
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press c. 65
Extent: 192 leaves

Scope and Content:

Printer's paste-ups, layout proofs, colour-note proofs and plate proofs (in numbered sequences), including notes from the printer Art Larson


Printing matter, 2005
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press b. 83
Extent: 62 leaves + 1 item

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • (fols. 1-49) Printer's art proofs, plastic screens and make-ready proofs, in original order.
  • (fols. 50-62) Printer's notes and samples

Printing matter, 2005
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press a. 56
Extent: 32 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises larger format:

  • (fols. 1-10) Lists and printing record notes
  • (fols. 11-22) Printer's plate proofs (in order as found)
  • (fols. 23-32) Make-ready proofs

Disconnected Sodality woodcuts, 2005
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press e. 8
Extent: 6 items

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • (items 1-2) Two 'Jacques Offenbach' woodcuts
  • (items 3-4) Two 'Dantan Le Jeune' woodcuts
  • (items 5-6) Two 'Lovis Corinth' woodcuts

D   Fragments, minor & unpublished works, 1956-2000, n.d.

D.1   Fragments and minor works, 1956-2000

Shelfmarks: MS. Gehenna Press b. 84


Fragments and minor works, 1956-7, 1967, 1974, 2000
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press b. 84
Extent: 20 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • (fol. 1) Photocopy (possibly used for reference for an exhibition) of the proof title of Thirteen Poems by Wilfred Owen, published 1956
  • (fol. 2) Photocopy (possibly used for reference for an exhibition) of an opening from A Letter From Ernst Barlach, published 1957
  • (fol. 3) Photocopy (possibly used for reference for an exhibition) of a page of Matchmaker's Lament, published 1967
  • (fols. 4-5) Note to the printer, on a proof from Aesopic, published 1967
  • (fol. 6) Initialled (L.B.) original portrait of the poet Stanley Kunitz from The Coat Without A Seam, published 1974
  • (fols. 7-20) Typescripts and proofs of Thomas The Rhymer's Song, a broadside produced for an Emory Univerisity memorial of the poet Ted Hughes in 2000 [see also correspondence relating to this broadside in MS. Gehenna Press c. 2, fols. 4-7]

D.2   Unpublished works, c. 1973, 1982-9, n.d.

Shelfmarks: MS. Gehenna Press d. 46-8


Four unpublished works, c. 1973, 1982-3, 1986, c. 1987
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press d. 46
Extent: 116 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • (fols. 1-59) Typographica Arcana, texts, notes and research by Leonard Baskin (arranged in order as found), c. 1973
  • (fols. 60-94) Letter and typescripts relating to Pandora, a translation from Johann Wolfgang von Goethe by Michael Hamburger (enclosing poems by Hamburger), 1982-3
  • (fols. 95-6) Mock-up title page and manuscript introduction for Diverse Shells & Divers Ornaments, etchings by Leonard Baskin, The Eremite Press, 1986
  • (fols. 97-116) Letters and typescripts relating to Isabel's Bestiary, by Isabel Downs, c. 1987

Haas Ornaments, 1983-9
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press d. 47
Extent: 69 leaves

Scope and Content:

A collaboration between Leonard Baskin and the typefounder Harold Berliner on a book of Haas type, which was never published. Comprises (passim) letters from Berliner, type samples and proofs.


Ted's Proverbs, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press d. 48
Extent: 28 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises title paste-up and text proofs from an unpublished collaboration with the poet Ted Hughes, n.d.

E   Catalogues, prospectuses & printed ephemera, 1956-2005, n.d.

Note: See also a Grotesques (1991) prospectus in the making copy MS. Gehenna Press b. 18; prospectus for the exhibition catalogue Gehenna Press: The Work of Fifty Years (1992) in MS. Gehenna Press c. 11; outsize Book of Demons (2001) prospectus in MS. Gehenna Press a. 44; outsize Skulls (2003) prospectus in MS. Gehenna Press a. 49

E.1   Catalogues & prospectuses, 1956-2005, n.d.

Shelfmarks: MS. Gehenna Press b. 85-6


Catalogues & prospectuses, 1956, 1959, 1963, 1967, 1971, 1975, 1981-3, 1985-6, 1988-9
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press b. 85
Extent: 187 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises catalogues, prospectuses and prospectus manuscripts and proofs for the Gehenna and Eremite Press publications:

  • (fol. 1) Poems by Wilfred Owen, 1956
  • (fol. 2) ?Auguries of Innocence, 1959
  • (fols. 3-5) Catalogue, featuring Pike a broadside by Ted Hughes, 1959
  • (fols. 7-8) The Jolly Beggars, A Cantata, 1963
  • (fols. 9-15) Catalogue, c. 1963
  • (fols. 16-17) Flosculi Sententiarum, 1967
  • (fol. 18) Aesopic, 1967
  • (fols. 19-28) Catalogue, 1967
  • (fols. 29-30) Romeyn De Hooghe to the Burgermasters of Haarlem, 1971
  • (fols. 31-6) Catalogue, 1975
  • (fols. 37-46) Primer of Birds, 1981
  • (fol. 47-50) Catalogue, 1981
  • (fol. 51) Gehenna Alphabet, 1982
  • (fols. 52-90) Diptera, 1983
  • (fols. 91-113) Mokomaki, 1985
  • (fols. 114-16) Hermaika, 1986
  • (fols. 117-41) Icones Librorum Artifices, 1988
  • (fols. 142-56) Icones Librorum Artifices, Some Marbled Papers and Irises, 1988
  • (fols. 157-69) Catalogue, 1988
  • (fol. 170) Fancies, Bizarreries & Ornamented Grotesques, 1989
  • (fols. 171-87) Gypsy & Other Poems and One German Dead, 1989

Catalogues & prospectuses, 1990, 1992-2001, 2003, 2005, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press b. 86
Extent: 186 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises catalogues, prospectuses and prospectus manuscripts and proofs for the Gehenna and Eremite Press publications:

  • (fols. 1-4) Capriccio, 1990
  • (fols. 5-34) Catalogue, 1992
  • (fols. 35-51) Jewish Artists, 1993
  • (fols. 52-8) Lepidoptera Fantastica, 1994
  • (fol. 59) A Book of Plains Indians, 1994
  • (fols. 60-9) Presumptions of Death, 1995
  • (fols. 70-83) A Book of Plains Indians and Presumptions of Death, 1995
  • (fols. 84-100) Zapf's Civilite Disclosed, 1995
  • (fols. 101-13) Fleuronologia, 1996
  • (fols. 114-15) Semblant, 1996
  • (fols. 116-19) Death Masks, 1997
  • (fols. 120-5) Nature's Mould, 1997
  • (fols. 126-30) Florilegium, 1998
  • (fols. 131-5) Howls & Whispers, 1998
  • (fols. 136-7) Masks, 1999
  • (fols. 138-52) Icones Librorum Artifices, Second Series, 2000
  • (fols. 153-61) Oresteia, 2001
  • (fols. 162-9) Skulls, 2003
  • (fols. 170-83) The Disconnected Sodality, 2005
  • (fols. 184-6) Notes and a prepublication notice for unknown books, n.d.

E.2   Printed ephemera & woodcuts, c. 1965-2004, n.d

Shelfmarks: MS. Gehenna Press b. 87, e. 9


Printed ephemera, c. 1965, 1970-1, 1974, 1981-3, 1988-90, c. 1992, 1993, 1999, 2004, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press b. 87
Extent: 185 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

Press ephemera:

  • (fols. 1-2) Gehenna Press announcements and keepsakes, c. 1965, 2004
  • (fols.3-42) Incomplete sets of Gehenna Press pressmarks, now in order according to the Work of Fifty Years exhibition catalogue, c. 1992
  • (fols. 43-58) Drawings and pressmark proofs, including (fol. 53) a note from the printer Art Larson, 1999, n.d.
  • (fols. 59-62) Gehenna Press stationary, n.d.

Commissioned ephemera (including Baskin family personal ephemera):

  • (fols. 63-76) Business cards & stationary, n.d.
  • (fols. 77-142) Invitations, announcements, greetings & presentations, including manuscripts and proofs. Includes (fols. 139-140) an image design very similar to 'Chlorophyll' (originally 'Phoenix Rising') in Capriccio (1990) [see also MS. Gehenna Press a. 7], 1970, 1974, 1981-3, 1988-90, 1993, n.d.
  • (fols. 143-67) Bookplates and bookmarks, 1971, 1993, n.d.
  • (fols. 168-70) Assorted ephemera drawings, n.d.

Collected ephemera (some possibly printed by the Gehenna Press):

  • (fols. 171-4) Business cards and advertising circular, 1997, n.d.
  • (fols. 175-85) Prospectuses and catalogues from Harold Berliner, n.d.
Note: See also a scrapbook containing further collected ephemera in MS. Gehenna Press b. 88, fols. 227-89.
Note: See also MS. Gehenna Press a. 1, press business journals and daybooks which include pasted-in ephemera.
Note: See also MS. Gehenna Press e. 9, ephemera woodcuts.

Ephemera & pressmark woodcuts, 1968, 1974, 1976, 1991, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press e. 9
Extent: 4 items

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • (item 1) Woodcut for pressmark XXIII, used for Culs de Lampe, 1968 [as listed in the The Work of Fifty Years catalogue]
  • (item 2) Woodcut for pressmark XXVIII, used for Demons, Imps & Fiends, 1976 [as listed in The Work of Fifty Years catalogue]
  • (item 3) Woodcut for pressmark XXXVIII, used for Sibyls, 1991 [as listed in The Work of Fifty Years catalogue]
  • (item 4) Ephemera woodcut, used for a house-moving notice [see MS. Gehenna Press b. 87, fol. 79], 1974

F   Personal correspondence, papers, sketches & prints, 1971-2000, n.d.

F.1   Personal correspondence, papers, sketches & prints, 1971-2000, n.d.

Shelfmarks: MS. Gehenna Press a. 57, b. 88-9


Personal correspondence and papers, c. 1971, 1973-6, 1978-9, 1981-91, 1993-8, 2000, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press b. 88
Extent: 299 leaves
Note: Some items restricted

Scope and Content:

Personal letters addressed variously from and to Leonard Baskin, Lisa Baskin and their son Hosea Baskin. Comprises (fols. 1-51) incoming letters 1973-4, 1976, 1978-9, 1981, 1983-4, c. 1985-6, 1987, c. 1988, 1989-91, 1993, 1996-8, n.d. including letters from the Gehenna Press authors:

  • (fols. 1-3) Jose Yglesias, 1973-4
  • (fols. 4, 30, 34-8) Anthony Hecht (fol. 30 mentions the Gehenna Press book Florilegium (1998), fols. 35-6 are an enclosed, printed Hecht poem 'Once More, With Feeling') [see also a manuscript poem by Anthony Hecht in personal papers (below)], 1976, 1996, 1998, n.d.
  • (fols. 5-11, 20, 22-4, 51) Ruth Fainlight (fols. 6, 23 are enclosed Fainlight manuscript poems) [see also a printed poem from Ruth Fainlight in personal papers (below)], 1978-9, 1981, 1983-4, 1989, 1991, n.d.
  • (fols. 39-47) Sidney [Kaplan], n.d.

(fols. 52-5) Outgoing (draft and copy) letters, 1989, 1993, c. 1995

Plus personal papers (some possibly ideas or notes for prospective Gehenna Press books) comprising:

  • (fols. 56-79) Papers relating to Leonard Baskin's non-Gehenna publications and works (including sculptures), c. 1971, 1976, 1982-6, 1994, n.d.
  • (fols. 80-172) Speeches, essays, interviews and notes, mainly on art [see also MS. Gehenna Press c. 9, fols. 384-474 for drafts of Leonard Baskin's lecture 'Impulsions to Print', given at Gehenna Press: The Work of Fifty Years exhibition venues], 1988, 2000, n.d.
  • (fols. 173-6) Poems (manuscript and printed) from Ruth Fainlight and Anthony Hecht, c. 1990, n.d.
  • (fols. 177-222) Cuttings and offprints, 1976, 1981, 1982, n.d.
  • (fols. 223-4) ?Gehenna-related lists, n.d.
  • (fols. 225-6) Christmas card list and addresses, c. 1981, n.d.
  • (fols. 227-89) A Baskin scrapbook, containing (passim) cuttings and collected ephemera and a catalogue from a Victoria & Albert museum exhibition, Illustrations to Ted Hughes Poems, as well as draft and copy letters from Leonard Baskin to Ted Hughes and Gordon Ray of the Guggenheim Foundation, and letters and notes to Baskin from writers including the filmmaker Leo Hurwitz, 1975, 1982, 1984, n.d.
  • (fols. 290-9) Sketches, with (fol. 290) one art proof (possibly an iteration of 'Monkey' from Skulls (2003)).
Note: See also Baskin family personal printed ephemera in MS. Gehenna Press b. 87, and a personal ephemera woodcut (item 4) in MS. Gehenna Press e. 9

Proof art, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press b. 89
Extent: 1 leaf

Scope and Content:

(fol. 1) Baskin-signed proof image (of a man wearing a hat), possibly from a Gehenna Press book.


Baskin prints, 1974, 1988, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Gehenna Press a. 57
Extent: 7 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises non-Gehenna Press artworks, used as wrappers within the collection:

  • (fols. 1-5) Signed and editioned colour posters or large prints of Native Americans, torn and used as wrappers for Gehenna Press material, 1974
  • (fol. 6) '[Jesse] Jackson for President' poster, used as a wrapper for Gehenna Press material, 1988
  • (fol. 7) Torn colour print (signature missing) of a ?statue, n.d.
Note: See also Baskin prints, including Native American and 'Jackson for President' posters, used as wrappers in the book file of Semblant, MS. Gehenna Press a. 27, a. 29-32, a. 34-5.

G   Photographs, c. 1979-2002, n.d.

Note: See also exhibition papers at MS. Gehenna Press c. 9-13

G.1   Photographs,c. 1979-80, 1981, c. 1984, 1992, 1994, 2000-2, n.d.

Shelfmarks: MS. Photogr. c. 494-5, e. 57


Exhibition photographs, 1992
Shelfmark: MS. Photogr. c. 494
Extent: 96 leaves

Scope and Content:

Photographs from the Gehenna Press: The Work of Fifty Years exhibition at the Bridwell Library.

Arrangement:

Original numbering, photographs 2 and 76 missing on arrival (number 2 probably used for the presentation box, MS. Photogr. e. 57


Separated Material:

See also the presentation box for these photographs at MS. Photogr. e. 57



Presentation box, 1992
Shelfmark: MS. Photogr. e. 57
Extent: 1 item

Scope and Content:

Presentation box for photographs from the Bridwell Library Gehenna Press: The Work of Fifty Years exhibition

Separated Material:

See also the photographs from this box at MS. Photogr. c. 494



Assorted exhibition and printing photographs, 1992, 2000-1, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Photogr. c. 495
Extent: 91 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises

  • (fols. 1-49) Photographs from the Gehenna Press: The Work of Fifty Years exhibition at the Bridwell Library, 1992
  • (fols. 50-2) Slides from an exhibition (?the Gehenna Press: The Work of Fifty Years exhibition), n.d.
  • (fol. 53) Polaroid of packing crate (?the Gehenna Press: The Work of Fifty Years exhibition), n.d.
  • (fols. 54-76) Photographs from the Museum of Printing History Gehenna Press exhibition, Autumn 2000
  • (fols. 77-8) Photographs of a Maori shrunken head, for Mokomaki, n.d.
  • (fols. 79-80) Photographs of the printing of the Oresteia colophon, 2001
  • (fol. 81) Bruce Chandler in the printing office in Lurley, Devon, c. 1978-81
  • (fol. 82) D. R. Wakefield in the printing office in Lurley, Devon, c. 1981-4
  • (fols. 83-8) Michael Kuch and Leonard Baskin at Leeds, printing monotypes of the Book of Plains Indians, 1994
  • (fols. 89-91) Photo of the poet Walt Whitman, and a photograph of Californian scenery, n.d.

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