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Gehenna Essays in Art 2 / Rembrandt and the Book of Tobit.

Northampton, MA: The Gehenna Press, 1964. Limited Edition. Hardcover. "Gehenna Essays on Art was a project Baskin planned as a substantial series of art historical texts written expressly for the Press in an accessible and somewhat casual style free of scholarly jargon. Only three of the projects were fully realized, and the two displayed here are rare examples of Gehenna Press imprints that contain photographic reproductions. In Four portrait busts by Francesco Laurana, photographs by Clarence Kennedy (late professor of photography at Smith College) have been carefully improved via lamination. Ruth Wedgwood Kennedy, wife of the photographer and a professor of Renaissance art history at Smith, wrote the sensitive, engaging text on the Renaissance sculptor, Laurana." [Artiflex, Cornell Special Collections]. Fine in Good+ Glassine DJ. Minimal shelf/edge wear, else tight, bright, and unmarred; original glassine toned and chipped, but present. Quarterbound, green paper boards, parchment spine. 8vo. 34pp plus plates. Printed errata tipped in. Limited edition of 1000, this being the Printers Copy (in Baskin's hand). Inscribed and signed at the colophon to a noted Baskin collector. Item #11516

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