Northampton, MA: The Gehenna Press, 1956. Folio (13 x 10 inches). Wood engraved portrait of Owen by Baskin after a drawing by Ben Shahn (with an extra proof copy, see below), and illustrations by Shahn in text. Half brown morocco, gilt-lettered on spine; board slipcase. A fine copy, the title with a few tiny indentations, the slipcase lightly worn along edges. Item #406974
One of 35 copies with an extra proof of the wood engraving printed on Japanese Vellum, signed by Shahn and Baskin, from an edition of 400. This copy with a pre-publication inscription in pencil by Baskin: "For George - during homage to Redon - at Gehenna - Leonard D.31.1955 Northampton." The recipient was George Lockwood, whose 'Homage to Redon' was published by The Gehenna Press in 1959. 'Thirteen Poems' by Wilfred Owen marks the first collaboration between Baskin and Richard Warren of The Metcalf Printing and Publishing Company. Baskin 8.