Bibliography of the Arion Press, Arion Press (2015)

The Arion Press has a remarkable and illustrious publishing history, as a quick read through their just released ‘Bibliography of the Arion Press’ clearly highlights. It is no surprise to long time Books and Vines readers that I am a huge fan of the Press, a subscriber, and an admirer of what founder Andrew Hoyem has accomplished.  In today’s day and age a private press lasting 40+ years is … Continue reading Bibliography of the Arion Press, Arion Press (2015)

Shaped Poetry, Arion Press (1981)

{Ed. Note: This article is from Books and Vines contributor DlphcOracl. Shaped Poetry was the eighth publication of the Arion Press, published in 1981 in an edition of 300. It is a typographic tour de force as you will see below. I believe Arion Press has one copy in new condition available to sell. This is an important work and should go quickly. Contact Lyssa at Arion … Continue reading Shaped Poetry, Arion Press (1981)

The Maltese Falcon, Dashiell Hammett, Arion Press, 1983

A few months back, in a review of The Big Sleep from Arion Press, I mentioned that Raymond Chandler’s classic helped me get over my snobby belief that, besides Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes, works within the detective genre could not possibly rise to the level of classic literature. With my new found respect for the genre, I was looking forward to reading The Maltese Falcon … Continue reading The Maltese Falcon, Dashiell Hammett, Arion Press, 1983

The Psalms of David and Others, Arion Press (and a 1667 Version!)

{Ed. Note: A day after posting this beautiful Arion Press edition of The Psalms of David, I saw another edition of The Psalms of David, this one a first edition by Samuel Woodford (1636-1700), from 1667.  See at the bottom of this post for pictures of it. I do not know much about it, other than it looked and felt amazing for its age. If … Continue reading The Psalms of David and Others, Arion Press (and a 1667 Version!)

My Visit to Arion Press, Part Three – Books (1st Set)

In previous articles concerning my recent visit to Arion Press, I covered the equipment and art to be found in their facilities. Of course, what most of you want to see is their beautiful books, which is, after all, Arion’s raison d’être.  Seeing all of the editions that have been created by Arion Press is a wonderful experience. What strikes me as most impressive is the … Continue reading My Visit to Arion Press, Part Three – Books (1st Set)

Arion Press, Photos of The Ballad of Lemon and Crow & The Voices of Marrakesh

I always get excited running across Arion Press books that I have not seen before, so I was thrilled when I saw a couple that I had not seen before in my local bookstore (Book Gallery in Phoenix — no I am not a paid spokesman(!), nor do I have any interest, other than the store is great, Mike Riley (the owner) and his staff … Continue reading Arion Press, Photos of The Ballad of Lemon and Crow & The Voices of Marrakesh

Some Photo’s on Six Random Arion Press Books

Was in a local bookstore (Book Gallery in Phoenix) that had six Arion Press books for sale.  All I had with me was my iPhone, so I apologize for the less then stellar photo’s and backgrounds, but I thought I would pass on some of the photo’s, lousy as they may be. I should be getting my first set of Arion Press books early this week, … Continue reading Some Photo’s on Six Random Arion Press Books