More ‘Daphnis and Chloe’, Two Rare Editions, Illustrations by John Austen and Aristide Maillol

{Ed. Note: In response to the recent Books and Vines article on the outstanding 1934 Limited Editions Club edition of  ‘Daphnis and Chloe‘ Books and Vines contributor Dlphcorcl sent me some comments and pictures of two other rare editions of Daphnis and Chloe. So while Longus is fresh in your mind, here they are!} The ancient Greek tale of Daphnis and Chloe is firmly ensconced in … Continue reading More ‘Daphnis and Chloe’, Two Rare Editions, Illustrations by John Austen and Aristide Maillol

The Pastoral Loves of Daphnis and Chloe, by Longus, Limited Editions Club (1934)

The Limited Editions Club (LEC) 1934 edition of Daphnis and Chloe, by Longus, is a masterful production that leaves one in amazement how books of this caliber were created in limitations of 1,500 for a purchase price of ten dollars each. Just look at the production methods here: hand-made all-rag paper, hand-set type newly designed here for the first time, copper plate etchings faced with … Continue reading The Pastoral Loves of Daphnis and Chloe, by Longus, Limited Editions Club (1934)

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!

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