It’s the 2016 Holidays — Support the Private and Fine Press Eco-System!

{Ed. Note: This is an annual article encouraging all Books and Vines readers to keep private and fine press publishers and re-sellers in mind this holiday season as your source for unique, classy and meaningful gifts. The article has been updated with current information and the latest news from private and fine press publishers, while I sheepishly admit lifting the introduction from the holiday article of last year. … Continue reading It’s the 2016 Holidays — Support the Private and Fine Press Eco-System!

It’s the Holidays — Support the Private and Fine Press Eco-System!

{Ed. Note: This is an annual article encouraging all Books and Vines readers to keep private and fine press publishers and re-sellers in mind this holiday season to be your source for unique, classy and meaningful gifts. The article has been updated with current information and the latest news from private and fine press publishers. Please pass this link on to everyone you know, the more that … Continue reading It’s the Holidays — Support the Private and Fine Press Eco-System!

It’s the Holidays — Support the Fine Press Eco-System!

{Ed. Note: This first ran last holiday season, though it has been updated with current information and the latest news from fine press publishers.} As the holiday’s quickly approach, it is time to remind all Books and Vines readers about the importance of doing all we can to support those who create and sell the finely done private press books we all admire. In a world awash … Continue reading It’s the Holidays — Support the Fine Press Eco-System!

The Bread of Days, Samuel Beckett, Octavio Paz, Enrique Chagoya, Yolla Bolly Press (1994)

What do you get when you combine the high point of one of the top fine press book publishers of the last 50 years with a collaborative work including two Nobel Prize for Literature winners, one of the greatest Mexican born modernist painters in generations and eleven of Mexico’s greatest poets from the last five hundred years?  A unique and special livre d’artist of the … Continue reading The Bread of Days, Samuel Beckett, Octavio Paz, Enrique Chagoya, Yolla Bolly Press (1994)

Three Poems, by Octavio Paz, Lithographs by Robert Motherwell, Limited Editions Club, 1988

The 1988 Limited Editions Club (LEC) livres d’artiste Three Poems includes three poems from Octavio Paz: San Ildefonso Nocturne, Return and The Skin of the World, The Sound of the World, all written in the 1970’s. The Skin of the World, The Sound of the World was written for his friend, the artist Robert Motherwell, in 1971. Motherwell, who provides the illustrations for Three Poems, was influenced artistically … Continue reading Three Poems, by Octavio Paz, Lithographs by Robert Motherwell, Limited Editions Club, 1988

Sight and Touch, by Octavio Paz, Illustrated by Balthus, Limited Editions Club, 1995

{Ed. Note: Books and Vines provided a quick review of Sight and Touch, from the Limited Editions Club (LEC), after an October 2011 visit to LEC’s Jeanne Shiff in New York City.  Now that I have Sight and Touch in my own hands, and have a better camera, I am re-posting an updated review with better pictures and additional comments. Remember that you can click on the … Continue reading Sight and Touch, by Octavio Paz, Illustrated by Balthus, Limited Editions Club, 1995

Sight and Touch, Octavio Paz, Limited Editions Club

{Ed Note 10/14/2011:  I forgot to mention below, Mrs. Shiff does have Sight and Touch still available to order.  Please contact her at 212-737-7600 or 800-701-8870 to inquire about price and to order, if interested.} I was able to spend a wonderful afternoon last week with Jeanne Shiff, the owner of the Limited Editions Club (LEC).  It was a fun and enlightening visit, and I was … Continue reading Sight and Touch, Octavio Paz, Limited Editions Club