Affordable Treasures and Pleasures – The Folio Press Fine Editions (1987 – 1991), Part III

{Ed.Note: This article is from Books and Vines contributor DlphcOracl.} Over the past month, Books and Vines contributor DlphcOracl presented part I and part II of a series looking at The Folio Press Fine Editions, a fine press type collection produced by The Folio Society from 1987-1991. Part III, the final installment of this series, now looks at: Love Poems by Robert Graves (1990) The Aspern Papers by Henry James (1990) De Profundis by Oscar Wilde (1991) Woman In White, … Continue reading Affordable Treasures and Pleasures – The Folio Press Fine Editions (1987 – 1991), Part III

The Seasons: Four Bagatelles, Barbarian Press (2013)

The Seasons: Four Bagatelles to Pass the Time of Year was envisoined by Crispin and Jen Elsted of Barbarian Press as “a small project for the press when two or three larger projects were still in preparation and some way from being ready to start, we set out to collect four little anthologies of favourite poems about the four seasons.” I was excited to get this set of four pamphlets, … Continue reading The Seasons: Four Bagatelles, Barbarian Press (2013)

Affordable Treasures and Pleasures, No. 1: Acts of Light: Emily Dickinson (New York Graphic Society, 1980)

{Ed. Note: This is the first part of what will be an on-going series looking at finely done books that are actually affordable! The idea for this series, and this article, is by Books and Vines contributor DlphcOracl.} Many of the books featured on Books and Vines have two features in common: (1) they represent the pinnacle of private press imagination, craftsmanship and typographical excellence, and … Continue reading Affordable Treasures and Pleasures, No. 1: Acts of Light: Emily Dickinson (New York Graphic Society, 1980)