Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1971. Leonard Basin. First Edition Thus, First Printing. Cloth. Folio, off-white speckled cloth with black lettering on spine and front cover, Mylar-protected brown lettered dust jacket (unclipped), tan endpapers xxii + 101 pages + [102: Genealogies]. Near Fine / Near Fine. Item #3598
The famous Old English epic about the mythic warrior-hero Beowulf and his defeat of Grendel, the monster.
Burton Raffel (1928 – 2015) was a highly respected American translator, a poet and a teacher. He is best known for his translation of Miguel de Cervantes ' Don Quixote, as well as classic poetry like BEOWULF, which was originally published in 1961 as a Mentor paperback but without Baskin's splendidly grotesque illustrations.
Leonard Baskin (1922 – 2000) was an American sculptor, illustrator, wood-engraver, printmaker, graphic artist, writer and teacher.- His illustrations for BEOWULF are generally regarded as among his finest creations.-adapting Wiki
NEAR FINE CONDITION! Internally clean, tight with the front endpapers somewhat ruffled. One small 3/8" chip lost from the lower edge of the dust jacket's front, else FINE.