2014 promises to be an exciting year for collectors of books from todays fine press publishers. Much is in the works, as you will see below! As always, I encourage you to keep an eye on the great work these presses (and others) do in keeping alive the art and craft of finely published books and to support them, whenever possible, by purchasing their work! All … Continue reading 2014 Fine Press Trailers!
Books and Vines readers are likely well aware that I am a huge fan of David Pascoe’s Nawakum Press. Their early 2013 publication of Jorge Luis Borges’ Book of Sand is one of best designed and executed books in a number of years. Prior to that, they burst upon the fine press scene with fantastic editions of Hermann Melville‘s Norfolk Isle & the Chola Widow, Rachel Carson‘s … Continue reading Outside, by Barry Lopez, Illustrations by Barry Moser, Nawakum Press (2013)
Hermann Hesse’s novella Siddhartha, written in 1922, is a deeply contemplative book about a man’s lifelong journey to achieve true enlightenment. The story takes place in India of long ago, where Siddhartha is raised in Hindu teachings. As Siddhartha masters the teaching of Hinduism, he decides it offers inadequate explanations of the ways of the world. …the wise Brahmins, had already passed on to him the … Continue reading Siddhartha, by Hermann Hesse, Easton Press Reader’s Choice