Affordable Treasures and Pleasures #3, The First Three Folio Society Books (1947): Tales by Leo Tolstoy, Trilby by George du Maurier & Aucassin et Nicolette

{Ed. Note: The third in our series of Affordable Treasures and Pleasures, focusing on books affordable by most, is from Books and Vines contributor Neil. This installment is of historical interest to book lovers, as it looks at the first books published by The Folio Society.} It’s always interesting and of considerable historical value to see the initial efforts of a famous publisher like The Folio … Continue reading Affordable Treasures and Pleasures #3, The First Three Folio Society Books (1947): Tales by Leo Tolstoy, Trilby by George du Maurier & Aucassin et Nicolette

What Men Live By, by Leo Tolstoy, L&D Allen Press, 1951

Each time I am able to get my hands on an L&D Allen Press book, I become more and more impressed with their accomplishments. For nearly forty years, they published beautiful fine press books, all letterpress with hand made paper and hand bound.  Besides some stunning folio size works, their smaller size works leave little to be desired. For example, their edition of Leo Tolstoy’s … Continue reading What Men Live By, by Leo Tolstoy, L&D Allen Press, 1951