Birds, Beasts and Flowers by D.H Lawrence; Wood-engravings by Blair Hughes-Stanton, The Cresset Press (1930)

{Ed. Note: This article, the second in a week highlighting a book from The Cresset Press, is from Books and Vines contributor Neil.  Birds, Beasts and Flowers by D.H Lawrence with wood-engravings by Blair Hughes-Stanton, The Cresset Press 1930.} D.H. Lawrence was born in Nottinghamshire, England.  He was an essayist, novelist, poet and short-story writer.  Lawrence is best known for his novel Lady Chatterley’s Lover (1928). Although he is better … Continue reading Birds, Beasts and Flowers by D.H Lawrence; Wood-engravings by Blair Hughes-Stanton, The Cresset Press (1930)

The Faerie Queen, by Edmund Spenser, Limited Editions Club from 1953, along with Folio Society Limited Edition

Edmund Spenser’s The Faerie Queen, published in the late 16th century, is an examination of virtues, told through allegorical tales with Arthurian knights in a mythical “Faerieland”. Aristotle is the source for Spenser’s virtues, with influence from Saint Thomas Aquinas.  Written in praise of Queen Elizabeth I, Spenser’s presentation of the Tudor dynasty makes The Faerie Queen similar in nature to Virgil‘s treatment of Augustus Caesar’s Rome in his Aeneid. The Faerie Queen is one of the longest poems … Continue reading The Faerie Queen, by Edmund Spenser, Limited Editions Club from 1953, along with Folio Society Limited Edition