It’s the 2016 Holidays — Support the Private and Fine Press Eco-System!

{Ed. Note: This is an annual article encouraging all Books and Vines readers to keep private and fine press publishers and re-sellers in mind this holiday season as your source for unique, classy and meaningful gifts. The article has been updated with current information and the latest news from private and fine press publishers, while I sheepishly admit lifting the introduction from the holiday article of last year. … Continue reading It’s the 2016 Holidays — Support the Private and Fine Press Eco-System!

It’s the Holidays — Support the Private and Fine Press Eco-System!

{Ed. Note: This is an annual article encouraging all Books and Vines readers to keep private and fine press publishers and re-sellers in mind this holiday season to be your source for unique, classy and meaningful gifts. The article has been updated with current information and the latest news from private and fine press publishers. Please pass this link on to everyone you know, the more that … Continue reading It’s the Holidays — Support the Private and Fine Press Eco-System!

A Look at Shanty Bay Press

{Ed. Note: Thank you to Walter Bachinski and Janis Butler for their many replies with information and pictures. Also to Crispin Elsted for his many comments, and to Eyal Reingold and Elizabeth Bosman for their comments. Lastly, putting this article together shows me, yet again, how invaluable a resource ‘Parenthesis’ is, so please support FPBA and subscribe  to ‘Parenthesis’!} Shanty Bay Press is a private … Continue reading A Look at Shanty Bay Press

Metamorphosis, by Ovid, Easton Press Deluxe Limited Edition

The Easton Press (EP) Deluxe Limited Edition (DLE) of Ovid’s Metamorphosis is a beautiful example of how nice a well done fascimile can be.  This is one of the most impressive EP DLE’s, probably only matched in beauty and scale by their Kelmscott Chaucer, and in sheer delight to flip through only by their marvelous and under-appreciated A Midsummer Night’s Dream. It is a large 2 … Continue reading Metamorphosis, by Ovid, Easton Press Deluxe Limited Edition

The Georgics of Virgil, Cheshire House (1931)

Georgics, by the great Latin poet Virgil, was first published in 29 B.C.  ‘Georgica’ comes from a Greek word meaning “to farm”, reflecting the poem’s subject of agriculture.  Georgics is one of Virgil’s main works, along with Eclogues and the Aeneid. The work is influenced by models previously used by Hesiod and Lucretius. While at the surface it is written like a practical guide for … Continue reading The Georgics of Virgil, Cheshire House (1931)

Aeneid, by Virgil, Folio Society Limited Edition

The Aeneid is one of the most important single works in all of Western literature. It tells the story of Aeneas, a Trojan who travelled to Italy, where he became the ancestor of the Romans.  It was written by Virgil between 29 and 19 BC, immediately after the tumultuous civil wars that had engulfed Rome. Augustus Caesar was now on the throne, and a long period of stability was to begin. Virgil’s epic … Continue reading Aeneid, by Virgil, Folio Society Limited Edition