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)

Alphabetum Romanum, by Felice Feliciano Veronese, Officina Bodoni (1960)

{Ed. Note: This is the latest article from Books and Vines contributor Neil.} Giovanni Mardersteig, who will always be associated with the great traditions of typography, wrote this short credo on printing : First, service to the author, searching for the form best suited to his theme.  Second, service to the reader, making reading as pleasant and light for him as possible.  Third, the giving of … Continue reading Alphabetum Romanum, by Felice Feliciano Veronese, Officina Bodoni (1960)

A Visit to Peter Koch Printers, Part 3, A Look at a Number of Books

In the first installment on my visit to Peter Koch Printers, I introduced you to two books soon to be released by Mr. Koch. In the second installment, we took a look at his recently released The Lost Journals of Sacajewea. In this final installment, we look at some of his other works that I had a chance to spend some time with. Mr. Koch’s books vary … Continue reading A Visit to Peter Koch Printers, Part 3, A Look at a Number of Books