The Travels of Sir John Mandeville Beyond the Holy Land, Foolscap Press (2019); Also, The Voiage and Travail of Sir John Mandeville, Grabhorn Press (1928)

The Travels of Sir John Mandeville Beyond the Holy Land, the latest publication from Foolscap Press, is one of the most beautifully done private press works in years. The publication exudes an aura of just about everything a private press work should be in terms of intent, spirit, craftsmanship and artisanal excellence. Happily for private press collectors, a 1928 version of Mandeville’s travels, published by … Continue reading The Travels of Sir John Mandeville Beyond the Holy Land, Foolscap Press (2019); Also, The Voiage and Travail of Sir John Mandeville, Grabhorn Press (1928)

The Saint John’s Fragment – Against the Odds, David Annwn, Foolscap Press (2015)

Books and Vines readers know the high esteem in which I hold Foolscap Press. Their designs are always well thought out and extremely interesting to behold. See here, here, here and here as examples. I was so excited and enamored with their Story of a Fisherman that I somewhat overlooked a smaller work that was published at about the same time: The Saint John’s Fragment – Against the Odds. … Continue reading The Saint John’s Fragment – Against the Odds, David Annwn, Foolscap Press (2015)

A Look at David Pascoe’s Nawakum Press

{Ed Note: I would like to thank David Pascoe for providing me with information on the press for this article.} One of the great perks of being associated with Books and Vines is the frequency in which I am made aware of outstanding new (and sometimes not new) fine press publishers that I was not aware of. In this world of mass commercialization and production, … Continue reading A Look at David Pascoe’s Nawakum Press