The Travels of Sir John Mandeville Beyond the Holy Land, Foolscap Press (2019); Also, The Voiage and Travail of Sir John Mandeville, Grabhorn Press (1928)

The Travels of Sir John Mandeville Beyond the Holy Land, the latest publication from Foolscap Press, is one of the most beautifully done private press works in years. The publication exudes an aura of just about everything a private press work should be in terms of intent, spirit, craftsmanship and artisanal excellence. Happily for private press collectors, a 1928 version of Mandeville’s travels, published by … Continue reading The Travels of Sir John Mandeville Beyond the Holy Land, Foolscap Press (2019); Also, The Voiage and Travail of Sir John Mandeville, Grabhorn Press (1928)

Phisicke Against Fortune, by Francesco Petrarca, Foolscap Press

De Remediis Utriusque Fortunae (“Remedies for Fortune Fair and Foul“), by Francesco Petrarca (1304-1374), is one of the great books of the middle ages, with its messages and philosophy remaining relevant today.  Translated and published in English in 1579 by Thomas Twyn as Phisicke Against Fortune, the collection of 253 Latin dialogues are basically tidbits of wisdom, self-help and humor focused on fine tuning one’s intellect … Continue reading Phisicke Against Fortune, by Francesco Petrarca, Foolscap Press