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Baskin, Leonard (1922-2000) On a Pyre of Withered Roses, Signed First Edition.

Auction:
2891T
Lot:
1130
Sold for:
$3,690$3,000

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 2891T
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
May 18, 2016 12:00PM

Description:

Baskin, Leonard (1922-2000) On a Pyre of Withered Roses, Signed First Edition. [New Haven]: Gehenna Press, 1942. First book published by Baskin with the Gehenna Press imprint, printed on nineteen unnumbered leaves, of which fifteen are printed on square laid paper with the Old Hampshire Bank watermark (7 3/4 x 8 in.), the other four are printed on narrower sheets of light onionskin paper (8 x 8 1/4 in.); inscribed and signed on the leaf following the title, "For Richard, in keen anticipation of the day when you will justly criticize these poems," the dedicatee was Richard Mittenthal, a camper who had Baskin as a counselor at Camp Wigwam, in Waterford, Maine in the 1930s; disbound, some chips, folds, and browning, 8 x 8 1/4 in.
Estimate $6,000-9,000


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Keywords

Richard Mittenthal, Baskin, Christian eschatology, Gehenna, Hell, Islamic eschatology, Jewish eschatology, Onionskin, Paper, Waterford

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