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!

The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle, by Tobias Smollett, Limited Editions Club (1935)

Tobias Smollett (1721-1771) was a once famous Scottish author who has largely faded from the Western Canon. His most famous work was The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle, a fictional novel published in 1751 that falls in the ‘picaresque‘ sub-genre, being a satirical set of adventures of an egotistical lower class ‘anti-hero’ who gets by with wits and chance fortune within corrupt 18th century European society (which is … Continue reading The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle, by Tobias Smollett, Limited Editions Club (1935)