Syracuse University Special Collections, book collecting, rare books, Leonard Baskin, Gehenna Press
Arts and Humanities
For the collector working within a limited budget, finely printed books from contemporary private presses are especially inviting. Not only are these books in a reasonable price range and more readily available than older rare materials, but also their aesthetic beauty gives testimony to a high degree of craftsmanship.
Reflecting the exhibitor's personal tastes, the books selected for this essay are distinctive editions of twentieth century poets and exemplify outstanding design and workmanship. They also demonstrate the extraordinary suitability of poetry to artistic expression in book design.
Mistichelli, Judith A. "A Sense of the Present: Collecting Contemporary Private Press Editions." The Courier 12.3 (1975): 3-21.