Homer | The Iliad, trans. Lattimore, with illustrations by Leonard Baskin, 1962, inscribed by Baskin to "Sylvia &Ted"
The Iliad ... translated with an introduction by Richmond Lattimore drawings by Leonard Baskin. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1962
folio (286 x 195mm), INSCRIBED BY THE ILLUSTRATOR ON THE FRONT FREE ENDPAPERS ("Sylvia & Ted with the warmest affection of Esther & Leonard 1962") in red ink, original cloth
Leonard Baskin had befriended Plath and Hughes when they were living in Northampton, MA, in 1957-58. He taught printmaking and sculpture at Smith College from 1953-73. The friendship flourished after their return to England and Baskin continued to collaborate with Hughes for decades, providing the illustrations for Crow and Cave Birds.
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