Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, by Robert Louis Stevenson, illustrations by Barry Moser, Centipede Press, 2011

Books and Vines previously reviewed an absolutely wonderful letterpress edition of Robert Louis Stevenson‘s Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde published by Hand & Eye Letterpress of London.  That review also contained pictures (for comparison purposes) of illustrations from the 1952 Limited Editions Club (LEC) edition by Edward A. Wilson, and the Easton Press 100 Greatest edition which is essentially a re-print of the 1952 LEC edition. … Continue reading Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, by Robert Louis Stevenson, illustrations by Barry Moser, Centipede Press, 2011

Last Minute Christmas Shopping? Support the Fine Books Ecosystem!

I fully intend on keeping Books and Vines a non-sales site.  First, I am simply a buyer, reader, and lover of finely done classic literature.  I have no ‘skin in the game’ when it comes to buying or selling books.  Secondly, I am sure you all get bombarded with enough advertising and requests for you to spend money — I have no intent on ever … Continue reading Last Minute Christmas Shopping? Support the Fine Books Ecosystem!

Salem’s Lot, by Stephen King, Centipede Press Limited Edition

{Ed Note: This review and pictures were sent to me by LibraryThing user ‘astropi’.} Stephen King, is one of the most successful authors in the world. As of October 2011, he has published 49 novels and nine collections of short stories. His books have sold more than 350 million copies worldwide. King’s second novel, Salem’s Lot, won the American Library Association’s award for “Best Books … Continue reading Salem’s Lot, by Stephen King, Centipede Press Limited Edition

Frankenstein, Centipede Press Limited Edition & Deluxe Limited Edition

There are many editions of Mary Shelley’s classic gothic tale Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus  for discerning readers to choose from.  Many consider the finest illustrations ever done for Frankenstein to be the wood engravings by Lynd Ward (1905-1985). Ward is considered one of the founders of the American graphic novel and was a pre-eminent illustrator of books in the early to mid twentieth century, especially known for his … Continue reading Frankenstein, Centipede Press Limited Edition & Deluxe Limited Edition