Auguries of Innocence

The images below come from William Blake's book "Auguries of Innocence," which was published by the Gehenna Press in 1959. The images in the book were printed from wood engravings done by Leonard Baskin. Only 250 copies of the book were printed for the Print Club of Philadelphia. Leonard Baskin felt that this book was a a milestone in his printing, as he said, "Nothing grand or stunning but spaces spread and contained with a just nicety and rules deployed with grace and subtlety and bits of color judiciously used."

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Page from William Blake's "Auguries of Innocence" published by Gehenna Press, with wood engraving by Baskin of a creature

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Wood engraving by Baskin on a page of William Blake's "Auguries of Innocence" -- an image of a man, presumably wearing armor

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