Great Illustrated Private Press Books, Part VI – La Divine Commedia, or The Divine Vision of Dante Alighieri, Nonesuch Press, 1928

The Nonesuch Press was founded by poet and book designer Francis Meynell, along with his wife, Vera Mendel, and David Garnett in 1922 where it operated from the basement of Garnett’s bookshop in Soho. Although the press continued, in one form or another, into the mid 1960’s, publishing over 140 titles, the vast majority of their bibliography was issued in the Nonesuch Press’ first two … Continue reading Great Illustrated Private Press Books, Part VI – La Divine Commedia, or The Divine Vision of Dante Alighieri, Nonesuch Press, 1928

Great Illustrated Private Press Books Part IV – Walls, by Tom Killion, Quail Press

{Ed. Note: This is the fourth in a series on ‘The Great Illustrated Private Press Books‘ by Books and Vines contributor dlphcoracl.  Part I is here, Part II is here and Part III is here. Thank you to Mr. Killion for permission to print photo’s of his work.} Walls by Tom Killion is both a beautiful and a fascinating book, one of the favorites in my collection.  I can pick it up … Continue reading Great Illustrated Private Press Books Part IV – Walls, by Tom Killion, Quail Press

The Great Illustrated Private Press Books, Part III – The Fables of Esope, Gregynog Press

{Ed. Note: This is the third in a series on ‘The Great Illustrated Private Press Books‘ by Books and Vines Contributor dlphcoracl.  Part I is here and Part II is here.} In the most recent installment of this series, featuring the 1973 Officina Bodoni edition of The Fables of Aesop, astute Books and Vines readers will have noted that I stated within the introduction: ‘Aesop’s Fables’ is firmly ensconced … Continue reading The Great Illustrated Private Press Books, Part III – The Fables of Esope, Gregynog Press