Affordable Treasures and Pleasures #5 – The Folio Press Fine Editions (1987 – 1991) Part II

{Ed.Note: This article is from Books and Vines contributor DlphcOracl.} A couple weeks ago  Books and Vines contributor DlphcOracl presented part I of series looking at The Folio Press Fine Editions, a fine press type collection produced by The Folio Society from 1987-1991. Part II now looks at: The Rape of the Lock, by Alexander Pope (1989) Poems of War, by Wilfred Owen (1989) Peter Grimes, by George Crabbe (1990) The Greek Anthology, Translation by James Michie (1990) The final installment, Part III, will … Continue reading Affordable Treasures and Pleasures #5 – The Folio Press Fine Editions (1987 – 1991) Part II

Affordable Treasures and Pleasures #5 – The Folio Press Fine Editions (1987 – 1991)

{Ed.Note: This article is from Books and Vines contributor DlphcOracl.} Although The Folio Society (FS) has sporadically published special editions over their long history, their current serious and sustained foray into fine press and letterpress editions began with the introduction of their Letterpress Shakespeare series in 2006.  Their stated aim was admirable: “To design an edition so pure, so simple, that the beauty of the text could … Continue reading Affordable Treasures and Pleasures #5 – The Folio Press Fine Editions (1987 – 1991)

Die Bibel, published by F. Bruckmann A-G, Wood-Engravings by Bruno Goldschmitt (~1920)

{Ed. Note: This is an article by Books and Vines contributor Dlphcoracl.} Readers of Books and Vines will not be strangers to a short-lived but remarkable series of books entitled ‘Meisterwerke der Weltliteratur mit Original-Graphik’ published by Dr. Julius Schroder in Munich, Germany between 1920 to 1927.  The books were wide-ranging and although published in the Weimar Republic of Germany nearly half of the books were printed … Continue reading Die Bibel, published by F. Bruckmann A-G, Wood-Engravings by Bruno Goldschmitt (~1920)

Biking Across Belgium, Part II

{Ed. Note: This is the second part of a two part article from Books and Vines contributor Dlphcorcl. As occasionally done, this article has nothing to do with books or wine, but with travel. Part One introduced readers to the concept and specifics of the trip and the first four cycling days. Part Two covers the next four cycling days, concluding with a ride into the historic medieval town … Continue reading Biking Across Belgium, Part II

Biking Across Belgium, Part I

{Ed. Note: This is an article from Books and Vines contributor Dlphcorcl. As occasionally done, this article has nothing to do with books or wine, but with travel. Part One will introduce readers to the concept and specifics of the trip and the first four cycling days, Part Two will cover the next four cycling days, concluding with a ride into the historic medieval town of … Continue reading Biking Across Belgium, Part I

Fine Press Editions of The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám, Part II

{Ed. Note: This is the second and final part of an article by Books and Vines contributor Dlphcorcl discussing fine/private press editions of The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám. Part I looked at the history and background of The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám and introduced Books and Vines readers to several of the finest illustrated editions of the Rubáiyát over the past one hundred twenty-five years. Part II will look at the most spectacular edition of … Continue reading Fine Press Editions of The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám, Part II

Fine Press Editions of The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám, Part I

{Ed. Note: This is the first part of a two-part article by Books and Vines contributor Dlphcorcl discussing fine/private press editions of The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám.  Part One discusses a number of editions, with a focus on Willy Pogany’s illustrations from George G. Harrap Ltd. in a vintage deluxe leather and gilt binding by Riviere, and on a set of Edmund Dulac’s illustrations taken from … Continue reading Fine Press Editions of The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám, Part I