The Great Illustrated Private Press Books, Part II – Officina Bodoni’s The Fables of Aesop (1973)

{Ed. Note: This is the second of an on-going series looking at the greatest of all private press illustrated books of the last 120+ years. This article is provided by Books and Vines contributor Dlphcoracl. A few weeks back in a review of the Grabhorn Press Esope, we mentioned the Officina Bodoni’s stunning 1973 edition of The Fables of Aesop. Here is it for your perusal!} Aesop is … Continue reading The Great Illustrated Private Press Books, Part II – Officina Bodoni’s The Fables of Aesop (1973)

Andria, by Terence, Editiones Officinae Bodoni (1971), Illustrations by Albrecht Durer done by Fritz Kredel

{Ed. Note: This article has been provided by Books and Vines contributor Neil.} Terence (Publius Terentius Afer) was born around 190 BC. It is believed that he was born near Carthage and his mother was a slave. He was brought to Rome and sold to a Roman Senator who provided him with an education and later freed him. Terence was a playwright and by the time … Continue reading Andria, by Terence, Editiones Officinae Bodoni (1971), Illustrations by Albrecht Durer done by Fritz Kredel

A Review of Abelard and Heloise, Folio Society Edition

Abelard and Heloise is not only the pre-eminent love story of medieval times, but arguably the most known and reflected upon true life love affair in all of literature.  The tragedy of their affair and subsequent  happenings is a story that even the greatest tragic writers in history would have difficulty dreaming up.  Nine hundred years after they were written, Abelard and Heloise’s letters to … Continue reading A Review of Abelard and Heloise, Folio Society Edition