Books & Vines Re-Launch: Private/Fine Press News for 2019

After a two year hiatus, I would like to welcome you to a re-launched Books and Vines. Plenty of articles are in the works for the coming months to highlight recent release private/fine press publications while continuing our march through some of the greatest works in private press history (see the ‘Upcoming Reviews’ section for details). Look for the first review article in the coming … Continue reading Books & Vines Re-Launch: Private/Fine Press News for 2019

The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle, by Tobias Smollett, Limited Editions Club (1935)

Tobias Smollett (1721-1771) was a once famous Scottish author who has largely faded from the Western Canon. His most famous work was The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle, a fictional novel published in 1751 that falls in the ‘picaresque‘ sub-genre, being a satirical set of adventures of an egotistical lower class ‘anti-hero’ who gets by with wits and chance fortune within corrupt 18th century European society (which is … Continue reading The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle, by Tobias Smollett, Limited Editions Club (1935)