Outside, by Barry Lopez, Illustrations by Barry Moser, Nawakum Press (2013)

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)

Poems of Frank O’Hara, Illustrations by Willem de Kooning, Limited Editions Club (1988)

Frank O’Hara (1926 – 1966) was a leading poet of what was known as the New York School, until his life was cut short in an unfortunate and freakish beach accident. His reputation has grown considerably over the years to where he is now considered one of the great American poets of the mid-twentieth century. O’Hara served in the U.S. Navy in World Was II, after which he … Continue reading Poems of Frank O’Hara, Illustrations by Willem de Kooning, Limited Editions Club (1988)

A Look at a Mix of Later Publications from the Limited Editions Club, Part 3

{Ed. Note: This is part 3 of a series looking at a mix of Limited Edition Club (LEC) publications from the Shiff-era; an era in which the book form was elevated to an art in itself, publishing editions with no expense spared. See here for part 1 and here for part 2.} Part two of this series on Shiff-era LEC’s focused on highlighting great works by African-American … Continue reading A Look at a Mix of Later Publications from the Limited Editions Club, Part 3

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