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

The Decameron, by Giovanni Boccaccio, Limited Editions Club (1930 & 1940 editions)

Despite having read many of the stories from Giovanni Boccaccio’s The Decameron over the years, I had never read it cover to cover. Thankfully, I embarked on doing so a couple months back and was amply rewarded for the effort. It is one of the most enjoyable books one could hope to entertain themselves with, and I cannot believe I waited until my forty-ninth year … Continue reading The Decameron, by Giovanni Boccaccio, Limited Editions Club (1930 & 1940 editions)