Odyssey and Iliad, by Homer, Limited Editions Club (1931)

Books and Vines often gushes oodles of love when gazing at the marvelous illustrations that typically enhance fine press books. This one will not!  Instead, we take a quick look at one of the great typographical works of the twentieth century, the 1931 Limited Editions Club (LEC) editions of Homer‘s Iliad and Odyssey, both designed and printed by one of the 20th centuries master typographers, Jan van Krimpen. Jan van … Continue reading Odyssey and Iliad, by Homer, Limited Editions Club (1931)

The Iliad and Odyssey, by Homer, Chester River Press

One of my favorite acquisitions in 2011 was a beautiful edition of Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness, by Chester River Press. I had not been familiar with Chester River’s work prior to this, but this work instantly catapulted them into the ‘must watch’ category. Soon after picking up Heart of Darkness, I became aware that they had also recently published Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey. Unlike Heart of Darkness, the … Continue reading The Iliad and Odyssey, by Homer, Chester River Press