Rappaccini’s Daughter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne, Allen Press (1991)

{Ed. Note: Updated on June 16, 2016 after amore careful review based on comments from a Books and Vines reader.} It is amazing that after 51 years of publishing fine books, Lewis and Dorothy Allen still had it within them to publish, as their 56th publication, Rappaccini’s Daughter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne. Along with two final books published after this one (Michelangelo: His Sonnets, and The Life … Continue reading Rappaccini’s Daughter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne, Allen Press (1991)

The House of the Seven Gables, by Nathaniel Hawthorne, Limited Editions Club (1935)

Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804 – 1864) was an American novelist, one of the greatest this country has produced. His work is quintessentially American and so it is easy for me to agree with Evert Augustus Duyckinck when he said of American writers up to his time that Hawthorne was “the one least indebted to foreign models or literary precedents of any kind.”  His work was influenced by … Continue reading The House of the Seven Gables, by Nathaniel Hawthorne, Limited Editions Club (1935)

Some Photo’s on Six Random Arion Press Books

Was in a local bookstore (Book Gallery in Phoenix) that had six Arion Press books for sale.  All I had with me was my iPhone, so I apologize for the less then stellar photo’s and backgrounds, but I thought I would pass on some of the photo’s, lousy as they may be. I should be getting my first set of Arion Press books early this week, … Continue reading Some Photo’s on Six Random Arion Press Books