It’s the 2016 Holidays — Support the Private and Fine Press Eco-System!

{Ed. Note: This is an annual article encouraging all Books and Vines readers to keep private and fine press publishers and re-sellers in mind this holiday season as your source for unique, classy and meaningful gifts. The article has been updated with current information and the latest news from private and fine press publishers, while I sheepishly admit lifting the introduction from the holiday article of last year. … Continue reading It’s the 2016 Holidays — Support the Private and Fine Press Eco-System!

It’s the Holidays — Support the Private and Fine Press Eco-System!

{Ed. Note: This is an annual article encouraging all Books and Vines readers to keep private and fine press publishers and re-sellers in mind this holiday season to be your source for unique, classy and meaningful gifts. The article has been updated with current information and the latest news from private and fine press publishers. Please pass this link on to everyone you know, the more that … Continue reading It’s the Holidays — Support the Private and Fine Press Eco-System!

North of Boston, by Robert Frost, Ascensius Press (2014)

Robert Frost (1874–1963) was one of the most popular and respected American poets of the twentieth century. He wrote frequently of rural life, and his writing reflected a very natural manner of speech to fellow Americans.  North of Boston was Frost’s second book, published in 1914. It includes a number of poems that remain among his most famous, such as Mending Wall, The Death of the Hired Man, Home Burial, The … Continue reading North of Boston, by Robert Frost, Ascensius Press (2014)

The Maine Woods, by Henry David Thoreau, The Ascensius Press (1998)

Henry David Thoreau’s work tends to be good material for fine press work. An excellent example, previously looked at by Books and Vines, is The Winged Life from Yolla Bolly Press. I was thrilled a few months back when I was able to find Thoreau’s The Maine Woods, published by the Ascensius Press in 1998. Produced in an edition of just 45 copies, this is not easy … Continue reading The Maine Woods, by Henry David Thoreau, The Ascensius Press (1998)