Winter, The Salvage Press (2016)

{Ed Note: This article is from Books and Vines contributor dlphcoracl, and includes photos of two editions of the work from dlphcoracl and myself. I have had the pleasure of meeting Jamie Murphy a couple times and am thrilled to finally have work of his in my collection. As you will see in this article, his work is outstanding!} Winter is the most recent publication from The … Continue reading Winter, The Salvage Press (2016)

Great Illustrated Private Press Books, Part VII – The Four Gospels, Golden Cockerel Press (1931)

{Ed. Note: This is part VII of an on-going series by dlphcoracl looking at the greatest illustrated private/fine press books of all time. See Part I, II, III, IV, V and VI for the previous articles.} The Four Gospels is one of a trilogy of works illustrated with wood engravings by Eric Gill for the Golden Cockerel Press (GCP), including The Canterbury Tales and Troilus … Continue reading Great Illustrated Private Press Books, Part VII – The Four Gospels, Golden Cockerel Press (1931)

Great Illustrated Private Press Books, Part VI – La Divine Commedia, or The Divine Vision of Dante Alighieri, Nonesuch Press, 1928

The Nonesuch Press was founded by poet and book designer Francis Meynell, along with his wife, Vera Mendel, and David Garnett in 1922 where it operated from the basement of Garnett’s bookshop in Soho. Although the press continued, in one form or another, into the mid 1960’s, publishing over 140 titles, the vast majority of their bibliography was issued in the Nonesuch Press’ first two … Continue reading Great Illustrated Private Press Books, Part VI – La Divine Commedia, or The Divine Vision of Dante Alighieri, Nonesuch Press, 1928

The English Bible in the John Rylands Library, by Richard Lovett, Privately Published, 1899

{Ed. Note: This article is from Books and Vines contributor dlphcoracl.} When thinking of the great libraries in Great Britain one inevitably thinks of the British Library and the libraries at the two great British universities: University of Oxford (the Bodleian Libraries) and Cambridge University (Cambridge University Libraries and the Fitzwilliam Museum Reference Library).  However, unjustly neglected in this thinking is the superb library at … Continue reading The English Bible in the John Rylands Library, by Richard Lovett, Privately Published, 1899

Travel Series: Biking Across Northern Italy

{Ed. Note: This is the third in a series of travel articles by Books and Vines contributor dlphcoracl. The first of the series, ‘Biking Across Belgium‘ can be seen here (part I) and here (part II), while the second of the series, ‘Biking Across Switzerland‘ can be seen here (part I) and here (part II).} Although I have visited and cycled in Italy numerous times, I was a newcomer to … Continue reading Travel Series: Biking Across Northern Italy

Great Illustrated Private Press Books Part V – The Tragedie of Hamlet Prince of Denmarke by William Shakespeare, Cranach Press (1930)

Nearly everyone enjoys “Best Of” lists.  Whether it is the ‘100 Greatest Universities in the World’, the ‘100 Greatest Books in the English Language’, the ‘100 Greatest Records in Rock ’N” Roll’, etc., we usually cannot refrain from reading through these lists.  It may be to satisfy our curiosity regarding what a group of experts rate as “the best” or, perhaps, to discover a hidden … Continue reading Great Illustrated Private Press Books Part V – The Tragedie of Hamlet Prince of Denmarke by William Shakespeare, Cranach Press (1930)

Great Illustrated Private Press Books Part IV – Walls, by Tom Killion, Quail Press

{Ed. Note: This is the fourth in a series on ‘The Great Illustrated Private Press Books‘ by Books and Vines contributor dlphcoracl.  Part I is here, Part II is here and Part III is here. Thank you to Mr. Killion for permission to print photo’s of his work.} Walls by Tom Killion is both a beautiful and a fascinating book, one of the favorites in my collection.  I can pick it up … Continue reading Great Illustrated Private Press Books Part IV – Walls, by Tom Killion, Quail Press