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[BKARTS] A new title by the Warwick Press - Gypsy Bookbinder, by Daniel Gehnrich



Gypsy Bookbinder

by Daniel Gehnrich

In December of 2000 the University of Massachusetts Amherst marked the
acquisition of its three millionth volume, chosen to be James Baldwin's
Gypsy & Other Poems. The volume was published in 1989 by Leonard Baskin's
Gehenna Press in Northampton, Massachusetts. One of the speakers at the
celebratory event was bookbinder and book conservator Daniel Gehnrich, hand
binder of the Baldwin edition.

I sat in the audience and listened as Daniel told the tale of his first
meeting with Leonard Baskin, and as he spoke of the growing friendship
between he and his wife Babette, and the Baskins, I knew I wanted to publish
the text of the talk. Good things take time to produce and life often gets
in the way of the best made plans. But this funny and joyful account of the
Gehnrichs, their long journey to western Massachusetts and the bindings of
the Gypsy edition, is well worth waiting for.

Daniel Gehnrich completed a three-year apprenticeship in bookbinding and
conservation in Berlin before returning to the States in 1985 to work for
David Bourbeau(The Thistle Bindery), Gray Parrot, and The Morgan Library. He
later established his own business in New Haven, moved on to Worcester, and
now lives and works in Paxton, Massachusetts, hence the aptly titled, Gypsy
Bookbinder. Daniel excels in the restoration and repair of books and paper
items. He is highly sought after for his unique skills and creative
expertise.

Eighty copies were designed, letterpress printed and hand bound by Carol J.
Blinn using a snazzy Thai red/black paper for the soft cover binding. Each
book has a tipped-in original paste paper sample made by Daniel, a digitally
reproduced photo of Daniel with Arno Werner and a photo of the Baldwin book.
The typeface is Joanna and the paper is Biblio. The twenty-five page book
measures five by seven and one-half inches high. Daniel has bound several
hors commerce copies in full leather. Signed.

$100.00 (Add $4.00 for shipping. Mass. residents add $5.00 sales tax.)

Ten percent of the purchase price of this volume will be donated to the Red
Cross for hurricane relief.

For more information see: <http://www.warwickpress.com>

CAROL J. BLINN
WARWICK PRESS
ONE COTTAGE STREET #36
EASTHAMPTON, MA 01027
tel 413-527-5456
<carol@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

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