The Georgics of Virgil, Cheshire House (1931)

Georgics, by the great Latin poet Virgil, was first published in 29 B.C.  ‘Georgica’ comes from a Greek word meaning “to farm”, reflecting the poem’s subject of agriculture.  Georgics is one of Virgil’s main works, along with Eclogues and the Aeneid. The work is influenced by models previously used by Hesiod and Lucretius. While at the surface it is written like a practical guide for … Continue reading The Georgics of Virgil, Cheshire House (1931)

Poor Richard’s Almanacks 1733-1758, Limited Editions Club

I have long been looking forward to getting a decent copy of LEC’s 1964 edition of Benjamin Franklin’s Poor Richard’s Almanacks 1733-1758, signed and illustrated by Norman Rockwell.   Having recently gotten my hands on one, I wanted to share pictures of it immediately.  The book is a perfect marriage of the work of two men who are nearly synonymous for America itself. Benjamin Franklin … Continue reading Poor Richard’s Almanacks 1733-1758, Limited Editions Club