Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley, Pennyroyal Press (1983)

Barry Moser‘s Pennyroyal Press has produced scores of books since 1970, the most elaborate and well known of which include 5 amazingly designed and executed folio sized works all produced in the early to mid-1980’s.  This amazing set of folio’s began with the 1982 publications of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland (reviewed on Books and Vines here) and Carroll’s Through the Looking Glass and what Alice Found There, and ended in 1985 … Continue reading Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley, Pennyroyal Press (1983)

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain, Pennyroyal Press (1985)

Having last week highlighted two impressive editions of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn from the Limited Editions Club (LEC), I am now pleased to show you the most impressive Huck Finn edition of all! In 1985, Barry Moser‘s Pennyroyal Press published a centennial edition of Huckleberry Finn, with a newly updated authoritative text from the experts at the Mark Twain Papers of the The Bancroft Library at the University … Continue reading The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain, Pennyroyal Press (1985)

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll, Pennyroyal Press (1982)

A number of comments concerning the recently reviewed ‘original ‘Alice’ Limited Editions Club (LEC) version of Alice in Wonderland mentioned the great Pennyroyal Press edition of Alice, and so…here it is. ‘Great’ may be an over-used descriptor, especially coming from someone like myself who tends to effusively praise fine press books. However, the Pennyroyal Alice is certainly one case where ‘great’ is an understatement. What you … Continue reading Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll, Pennyroyal Press (1982)