Affordable Treasures and Pleasures #4: ‘Clear Sky, Pure Light: Encounters with Henry David Thoreau’, The Penmaen Press (1978)

{Ed. Note: This is the 4th installment of the Books & Vines Affordable Treasures and Pleasures series which looks at nicely done and affordable fine press books.  For this installment, Books and Vines contributor DlphcOracl presents ‘Clear Sky, Pure Light:  Encounters with Henry David Thoreau’, compiled and edited by Christopher Childs, with an introduction by Walter Harding and wood engravings by Michael McCurdy.} Are you tired of visiting … Continue reading Affordable Treasures and Pleasures #4: ‘Clear Sky, Pure Light: Encounters with Henry David Thoreau’, The Penmaen Press (1978)

My First Summer in the Sierra, by John Muir, Yolla Bolly Press

{Ed Note: This is the last installment from DlphcOracl looking at the wonderful work done by the Yolla Bolly Press.  In this article, we look at My First Summer in the Sierra, by John Muir.  Previous posts on Yolla Bolly Press are here, here and here.} John Muir (1838-1914) was born in Scotland and in 1849 his family emigrated to the United States, starting a farm in Wisconsin.  In 1864 … Continue reading My First Summer in the Sierra, by John Muir, Yolla Bolly Press

The Winged Life: The Poetic Voice of Henry David Thoreau, Yolla Bolly Press

{Ed Note: This is the next installment from DlphcOracl looking at the wonderful work done by the Yolla Bolly Press.  In this article, we look at The Winged Life: The Poetic Voice of Henry David Thoreau.  Previous posts on Yolla Bolly Press are here and here.} In this folio sized tribute to Henry David Thoreau, poet and essayist Robert Bly (b.1926) celebrates the 140th anniversary of … Continue reading The Winged Life: The Poetic Voice of Henry David Thoreau, Yolla Bolly Press

My Visit to Arion Press, Part Three – Books (1st Set)

In previous articles concerning my recent visit to Arion Press, I covered the equipment and art to be found in their facilities. Of course, what most of you want to see is their beautiful books, which is, after all, Arion’s raison d’être.  Seeing all of the editions that have been created by Arion Press is a wonderful experience. What strikes me as most impressive is the … Continue reading My Visit to Arion Press, Part Three – Books (1st Set)