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!

Dombey and Son, by Charles Dickens, Limited Editions Club (1957)

Dealings with the Firm of Dombey and Son: Wholesale, Retail and for Exportation is a perfect reflection of what makes Charles Dickens the giant of literature that he is. By no means is Dombey and Son his greatest work, nor his least. It was his eleventh novel of twenty, which coincidentally is probably about where it falls in terms of enjoyment and critically. Despite being ‘middling’ … Continue reading Dombey and Son, by Charles Dickens, Limited Editions Club (1957)

A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens – Hand & Eye Editions (2015), Incline Press (2005), Arion Press (1993), Barbarian Press (1984), Grabhorn Press (1950), Limited Editions Club (1934), The Roycroft Shop (1902)

{Ed. Note: This is likely the last posting for a couple/few weeks. Have a Merry Christmas. And remember, it is not too late to support the private press eco-system.} Is there any book more appreciated during the Christmas season than A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens? It has been read by millions with a story line known by just about everyone. It has been made into more film … Continue reading A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens – Hand & Eye Editions (2015), Incline Press (2005), Arion Press (1993), Barbarian Press (1984), Grabhorn Press (1950), Limited Editions Club (1934), The Roycroft Shop (1902)

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!

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

{Ed. Note: This first ran last holiday season, though it has been updated with current information and the latest news from fine press publishers.} As the holiday’s quickly approach, it is time to remind all Books and Vines readers about the importance of doing all we can to support those who create and sell the finely done private press books we all admire. In a world awash … Continue reading It’s the Holidays — Support the Fine Press Eco-System!

Bleak House, by Charles Dickens, Folio Society

Bleak House, by Charles Dickens, is a satire on the evils of the 19th century English legal system and the state of Victorian society. It is the ninth novel of Dickens, published in installments between March 1852 and September 1853. Critically it is held to be one of Dicken’s best novels, though I would beg to argue some with that. The plot is complex, with a seemingly … Continue reading Bleak House, by Charles Dickens, Folio Society