The Adventures of Chef Gallois, by Idwal Jones, The Yolla Bolly Press (2000)

A week ago, Books and Vines highlighted Isak Dinesen’s Babette’s Feast from The Yolly Bolly Press, which came one week after looking at the Limited Editions Club edition of Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin’s classic work The Physiology of Taste. If those were not enough to get your taste buds watering for a nice dinner and wine and/or for fine press books, I have one more literary … Continue reading The Adventures of Chef Gallois, by Idwal Jones, The Yolla Bolly Press (2000)

A Review of ‘Babette’s Feast’, by Isak Dinesen, The Yolla Bolly Press

There are few pleasures in life greater than high quality literature in a fine press edition, dining on excellent food and drinking world class wine. Managing to have a book that intellectually combines all three is a near miracle in my world, and dangerous to boot!  Dangerous?  Financially so, as the book is impossible to resist purchasing and while reading it, one is essentially forced … Continue reading A Review of ‘Babette’s Feast’, by Isak Dinesen, The Yolla Bolly Press

The Bread of Days, Samuel Beckett, Octavio Paz, Enrique Chagoya, Yolla Bolly Press (1994)

What do you get when you combine the high point of one of the top fine press book publishers of the last 50 years with a collaborative work including two Nobel Prize for Literature winners, one of the greatest Mexican born modernist painters in generations and eleven of Mexico’s greatest poets from the last five hundred years?  A unique and special livre d’artist of the … Continue reading The Bread of Days, Samuel Beckett, Octavio Paz, Enrique Chagoya, Yolla Bolly Press (1994)

The Man Who Made Wine, by J.M. Scott, Yolla Bolly Press, 1996

The Man Who Made Wine, published by The Yolla Bolly Press, is a beautiful little book with a story that resonates to all who have life memories intertwined with fine wine. Michel Rachelet, Maitre de Chai of Chateau La Tour – St. Vincent for the past 23 years, vigneron for more than a half century, is retiring.  After his retirement party, he finds himself alone, late at … Continue reading The Man Who Made Wine, by J.M. Scott, Yolla Bolly Press, 1996

The Winged Life: The Poetic Voice of Henry David Thoreau, Yolla Bolly Press

{Ed Note: This is the next installment from DlphcOracl looking at the wonderful work done by the Yolla Bolly Press.  In this article, we look at The Winged Life: The Poetic Voice of Henry David Thoreau.  Previous posts on Yolla Bolly Press are here and here.} In this folio sized tribute to Henry David Thoreau, poet and essayist Robert Bly (b.1926) celebrates the 140th anniversary of … Continue reading The Winged Life: The Poetic Voice of Henry David Thoreau, Yolla Bolly Press

One of the Missing, by Ambrose Bierce, Yolla Bolly Press

{Ed. Note:  Yesterday, I posted an introduction to the Yolla Bolly Press, from contributor DlphcOracl, including pictures and thoughts on one of their folio works, The Man Who Died.  Today DlphcOracl follows with another one of Yolla Bolly’s outstanding folio editions, One of the Missing, from Ambrose Bierce. Notes on Bierce were added by me.} One of the Missing is a collection of twelve of the best … Continue reading One of the Missing, by Ambrose Bierce, Yolla Bolly Press

A Look at Folio Works of the Yolla Bolly Press, Part 1: The Man Who Died, aka ‘The Escaped Cock’, by D.H. Lawrence

{Ed. Note:  As I consider Books and Vines contributor DlphcOracl a treasure trove of knowledge on fine press books, I asked him for “more, more” after his article on Allen Press.  Below is his response.  I have decided to break it into multiple parts. Part one introduces you to the Yolla Bolly Press and also highlights their publication of D.H. Lawrence’s The Man Who Died. Subsequent … Continue reading A Look at Folio Works of the Yolla Bolly Press, Part 1: The Man Who Died, aka ‘The Escaped Cock’, by D.H. Lawrence