Leaves of Grass, by Walt Whitman, Limited Editions Club (1929) and Peter Pauper Press (1950)

{Ed. Note: This post has been updated to include some pictures, thanks to Books and Vines contributor DlphcOrcl, of the 1940 Doubleday Doran edition mentioned in the article below. These newly added pictures are at the bottom of the article.} Books and Vines has shown a lot of love to Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass, and I want to continue that one more time! The very … Continue reading Leaves of Grass, by Walt Whitman, Limited Editions Club (1929) and Peter Pauper Press (1950)

Leaves of Grass, by Walter Whitman, Arion Press (2014)

{Ed. Note: Originally published June 2, 2014 and subsequently updated on August 14, 2014. The updates were to add a link to a PBS News Hour segment on Arion Press and the making of this edition, and also I have added a number of quotes from the book after a careful reading.} Arion Press has just released their 100th publication, Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass. A huge … Continue reading Leaves of Grass, by Walter Whitman, Arion Press (2014)

2014 Fine Press Trailers!

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!

Leaves of Grass, by Walt Whitman, Photographs by Edward Weston, Limited Editions Club (1942)

In what was arguably one of the greatest books, content wise, produced by the Limited Editions Club (LEC), the 1942 edition of Leaves of Grass often leaves the reader speechless. The combination of America’s greatest poet, one of America’s greatest photographers (Edward Weston), and twentieth century America’s pre-eminent publisher of fine press books results in a book for the ages. Despite 1,500 copies having been … Continue reading Leaves of Grass, by Walt Whitman, Photographs by Edward Weston, Limited Editions Club (1942)