Constantine P. Cavafy (1863-1933) is generally considered to be the greatest Greek poet of modern times and one of the most influential poets of the previous century. Cavafy was born in 1863 in Alexandria, Egypt, and spent most of his life there, though he did live in England for much of his adolescence, “developing a command of the English language and a preference for the writings of Shakespeare and Oscar Wilde.” … Continue reading The Splendour of a Morning, by C.P. Cavafy, Barbarian Press (2016)
2014 promises to be an exciting year for collectors of books from todays fine press publishers. Much is in the works, as you will see below! As always, I encourage you to keep an eye on the great work these presses (and others) do in keeping alive the art and craft of finely published books and to support them, whenever possible, by purchasing their work! All … Continue reading 2014 Fine Press Trailers!
I was excited to become aware of Horse Whisper Press, the imprint of Apollonia Elsted, the daughter of Jan & Crispin Elsted of Barbarian Press. Apparently Ms. Elsted has now published three books under this imprint, and the latest The Lost Island: Atlantis shows me that she has inherited the fine press craftsmanship of her parents. The quality of the typography is high (being pleasant and easy … Continue reading The Lost Island: Atlantis, by Edward Taylor Fletcher, Horse Whisper Press (2011)