Sight and Touch, by Octavio Paz, Illustrated by Balthus, Limited Editions Club, 1995

{Ed. Note: Books and Vines provided a quick review of Sight and Touch, from the Limited Editions Club (LEC), after an October 2011 visit to LEC’s Jeanne Shiff in New York City.  Now that I have Sight and Touch in my own hands, and have a better camera, I am re-posting an updated review with better pictures and additional comments. Remember that you can click on the … Continue reading Sight and Touch, by Octavio Paz, Illustrated by Balthus, Limited Editions Club, 1995

Bookmarks in the Pages of Life, by Zora Neale Hurston, Limited Editions Club, 2000

Bookmarks in the Pages of Life contains six stories from Zora Hurston, taking place from the time of slavery to 1930’s and 1940’s Harlem and small-town Florida and range from courtroom drama to misadventure and comedy. Zora Neale Hurston (1891 – 1960) was an American author considered one of the pre-eminent writers of twentieth-century African-American literature. She is best known for her 1937 novel Their Eyes Were Watching God. Much of … Continue reading Bookmarks in the Pages of Life, by Zora Neale Hurston, Limited Editions Club, 2000

Cathay, Poems After Li Po, by Ezra Pound, Limited Editions Club

One of the more interesting selections of the Limited Editions Club (LEC) in its later years was the publication of Cathay, Poems After Li Po, by Ezra Pound.  Pound is extremely controversial (as you will read about below), so this was clearly a case of valuing the art despite the artist. There is no questioning the literary merits of this work. Though Pound knew no … Continue reading Cathay, Poems After Li Po, by Ezra Pound, Limited Editions Club

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

Sight and Touch, Octavio Paz, Limited Editions Club

{Ed Note 10/14/2011:  I forgot to mention below, Mrs. Shiff does have Sight and Touch still available to order.  Please contact her at 212-737-7600 or 800-701-8870 to inquire about price and to order, if interested.} I was able to spend a wonderful afternoon last week with Jeanne Shiff, the owner of the Limited Editions Club (LEC).  It was a fun and enlightening visit, and I was … Continue reading Sight and Touch, Octavio Paz, Limited Editions Club