Gustave Baumann's Book of Saints. Mary Austin, Gustave Baumann: Peggy Pond Church, Carmella Padilla.
Gustave Baumann's Book of Saints
Gustave Baumann's Book of Saints
Gustave Baumann's Book of Saints

Gustave Baumann's Book of Saints

Santa Fe: Prees at thePalace of the Governorw, 2021. First edition. Hardcover. Fine. Item #22083

8vo. xi, (13-) 93, (3) pp. Printed from thirty-four two-color woodcuts carved by Baumann beginning in 1927. Cloth spine, printed paper label, printed paper over boards in a. special “reliquary” binding by Priscilla Spitler, 7.25 x 9.75 inches. The board papers are based on a Baumann design taken from a panel in the Santuario de Chimayó. A fine, as new copy.


Baumann collected santos for years for this book, and he asked Mary Austin to provide the text. Both are printed here for the first time, though the text is unpolished owing to Austin's death.


One of 108 numbered copies printed during the autumn of 2021 by Thomas Leech and James Bourland at the Palace Press on Frankfurt Cream paper. The woodcuts were printed on Nideggen, a paper similar in color to those favored by Baumann.


The final book printed by Leech at the Palace Press

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Price: $1,250.00